Ecover produces a wide range of ‘green’ items that be used all over your home. I use a lot of their products. They smell good. They don’t get up your nose like products that contain bleach do. It’s not harsh on your hands. They still have ‘muscle power’ i.e. you don’t need to scrub more just because it’s a ‘green’ product. I’s not weak because it lacks harmful chemicals.
I emailed Ecover asking why consumers should by Ecover and the response I got was: –
In answer to your question Ecover products are produced using high quality ingredients some of which we are the only manufacturer in the world to be using, for example the new surfactant in our Non-Biological Integrated Washing Powder. This means that our production costs are higher. However many of our products are priced in line with leading brands, for example our washing up liquid is the same price as Fairy Liquid in most supermarkets.
Our products quickly and completely biodegrade leaving less impact on aquatic life and the environment, we also operate a refill scheme whereby you can refill your empty Ecover bottles. All of our packaging is 100% recyclable where facilities exist.
Ecover is an international company active in the production of ecological detergents and cleansing agents. It was founded in 1980 in Belgium. Ecover has been a trendsetter from the very start: as a pioneering company, it marketed a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem.
Since 1999, under the sole ownership of Jørgen Philip-Sørensen CBE, Ecover has developed into the world’s largest producer of ecological detergents and cleansing products. Besides its headquarters in Malle, close to Antwerp in Belgium, Ecover has sites in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, and its products are marketed in more than 20 countries.
Ecover’s progressive environmental policy is not only demonstrated by the products it sells; it is also an integral part of the company’s business operations. Acting in the spirit of the externally audited ISO 14001 standard, Ecover has extended its environmental policy to all departments of the company, from production to marketing. One of the most striking results is the world’s first ecological factory, which has a green roof extending over more than 6000m². That building was put into service in October 1992. It received extensive press attention at the time, and it draws more than a thousand visitors every year even now.
Ecover has received awards and recognition on many occasions for its special contributions and achievements in the field of environmentally sound, sustainable development. Perhaps the most prestigious recognition was being named to the Global 500 Roll of Honour of the United Nations Environment Program, which was awarded to Ecover as early as 1993.
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