Why are Ecover dishwasher tablets individually wrapped?

Dishwasher tablets don’t react well to the moisture in the air. In fact, it causes them to crumble. We want you to open your box to find tablets, not powder, so we wrap each tablet. 

You've probably already seen soluble plastic packaging in other tablets, and you wonder why we do not use these? Unfortunately, this type of plastic (PVA - polyvinyl alcohol) is soluble but not biodegradable. This means that it breaks down into smaller parts, but leaves molecules that linger in the environment and can accumulate there. We also can’t find packaging that meets are criteria for vegan friendly ingredients.

The packages of our dishwasher tablets are made of polypropylene and each pack weighs only 0.3 grams. We are actively investigating an alternative to this type of packaging – we’re looking at plant based options that safely biodegrade. We’re not there yet but when we find an alternative we will switch.



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