Green laundry detergent
A green detergent should be non-toxic and biodegradable with no petroleum based ingredients, no optical brighteners and no dyes or fragrances. Natural and eco-friendly home laundry products have been in use for centuries. They were replaced by chemical based detergents as science progressed. With the rise in environmental concerns among mainstream consumers, green laundry detergents have once again become popular. The ingredients used in laundry detergents first caught the attention of the public in the late 1960s when gobs of green gunk appeared as water bodies got polluted. This was largely attributed to phosphates in detergents. In time, phosphates were banned in laundry detergents. More...