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Works Well in Cold Water and is Good for the Environment
on October 23, 2012
I have been a user of Seventh Generation products for years. In the case of this company, they actually do produce products which have a smaller impact on the environment. This laundry cleaning product, for example, is manufactured without phosphorous. This is important. Our wastewater eventually find its way into our streams, lakes, reservoirs, and eventually back into our drinking water. Phosphorous promotes algae growth which degrades water quality.
Recently, Westchester County, NY, where I live, enacted laws to phase out the use of phosphorous containing lawn fertilizer. Seventh Generation has taken the phosphorous out of this new product. This will improve our water quality.
I used a detergent packet first on dark clothes. As instructed, I placed a packet at the bottom of my top-loading washer. Then, I put a load of dark clothes in the washer. I used the cold-cold cycle as I do for my usual liquid detergent. The clothes emerged clean. After drying, they were clean, soft, and without significant odor. The packet did work without leaving a residue. I next tried a load of white clothes. The results were as good as those for the dark clothes.