There are so many things you can do to connect with nature on World Environment Day. One of the best ways is to look after and protect it. A very simple way to do this is to consider the cleaning products you are using at home – are they full of toxic chemicals and what effect are they having on the environment?
Bio-D are a wonderful UK based company, committed to making a wide range of cleaning products that don’t cost the Earth. They never use any of the chemicals listed below, and they also keep clear of many more. This helps to keep the environment clean, and also to product us from skin allergies, carcinogens and hormonal irregularities.
I’ve picked out two of the chemicals commonly found in many household cleaning and beauty products, which you will not find in any Bio-D container. These are particularly hazardous to the environment, but there are so many more questionable chemicals that do damage to the planet (and to us)…
Used as water softeners, they can lead to the excessive growth of algae, which starves the water of oxygen, killing fish and plant life.
Petroleum Derived Additives
Most conventional household cleaners contain petroleum-derived additives and detergents. They often break down incompletely and contain toxic impurities that are highly irritant, cause allergic reactions and can endanger plant and animal life.
It’s not something most people may think of, but it takes a hell of a lot of resources for water treatment plants to clean the water after we’ve used the washing machine, dishwasher or flushed the toilet after bleaching (please don’t use bleach, it’s so harsh on the environment and kills so many water based life forms).
If everyone in the UK used Bio-D laundry products, 67% less water would be required to purify the water through sewage treatment plants – thanks to the naturally derived and plant based ingredients they use. That’s a whopping 2.5 million litres of water (or one Olympic sized swimming pool) per household.
Bio-D’s product packaging is also 100% recyclable – such heroes – yet they are still looking to take this one step further. An exciting project to develop bio-plastic packaging – where manufacturers and consumers can return empty drums/containers to be turned into lactic acid – to be used in future packaging, instead of the containers being dumped into landfills or needing to be recycled. Now, that’s ethical innovation if ever I saw it.
Being completely free from animal products, including tallow and lanolin, Bio-D products are suitable for vegans and completely cruelty free, as they do not conduct or allow any animal testing.
Bio-D are accredited with the 14001 environmental policy standard, which only 1% of companies in the UK meet. They put environmental management at the heart of their operations to achieve sustainable success.
To celebrate World Environment Day, Bio-D are offering 20% off selected laundry products from now until 11th June. Why not take a moment to browse their wonderful range of cleaning sprays, laundry and dishwasher detergents, and hand washes.
Myself and the other Bio-D Brand Ambassadors have also left some tips for being eco- friendly over on the Bio-D blog…
Thanks for reading, and for taking the time to consider the health of the planet we call home. Happy World Environment Day!
Bio-D products are made in their UK based factory in Hull. They are 100% hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty free and confirm to food grade specification BSEN1276. All ingredients are from reputable sources, and they follow their own strict fair trade policies.