March 14, 2009 at 6:20 am #247356
Did the fortnightly shop at Aldi this morning and noticed they have a new line of cleaning products. There is dishwashing liquid, toilet cleaner, window cleaner, general purpose cleaner/spray, washing liquid and powder and laundry soaker.
They have no phosphates, plant derived biodegradable surfactants, all the packaging is recyclable, and its safe for septic/bio systems.
Can anyone tell me if this is actually significant or are they just marketing a normal product as green? If it is actually good they are great value. The laundry liquid was $2.49? for 2L, the dishwashing liquid was $1.99 for 600ml.March 14, 2009 at 6:21 am #400246
Oh!… and made in Oz :tup:March 14, 2009 at 6:41 am #400247NoodleMember
I have the peppermint dishwashing liquid here. Says on the label – biodegradable, phosphate free, recyclable PET plastic, plant derived surfactants (doesn’t say what), fragrance with natural oils.
“The suractant in Green Action Dishwashing Liquid are readily biodegradable and comply with Australian Standard AS4351.”
And yes Made in Australia.March 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm #400248JaJeKaLiMember
Has anyone tried them? Is it worth buying them? They sound good, but not if they are not effective. Mainly for the dishwashing liquid. Also, would they be suitable for a bio-cycle below ground system? Still trying to find one that doesnt upset the balance too much.March 14, 2009 at 10:28 pm #400249Lady BeeKeymaster
I’ve bought some of these but haven’t used them as yet. Will be interested to read other’s reports.March 15, 2009 at 12:34 am #400250
Has anyone tried them? Is it worth buying them? They sound good, but not if they are not effective. Mainly for the dishwashing liquid. Also, would they be suitable for a bio-cycle below ground system? Still trying to find one that doesnt upset the balance too much.
That’s what I’d like to know too. I’ve never used one of these before but the place we are moving to has 2 of them and I don’t wanna broked dem :shy:April 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm #400251HayleyMember
We got some too. Seem to work fine (but I’m not much of a cleaner so I wouldnt’ really know anyway!)
I was wondering if its really was ‘eco friendly’ or just a marketing scam……..April 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm #400252HayleyMember
Oh and Natural Instinct (from some pharmacy’s) dishwashing liquid is great! A bit pricey but truly nothing ‘bad’ and works really well! I found their dishwasher and laundry powder not so good though. But their shamp/cond is really good too.July 23, 2009 at 5:14 am #400253AbbysMumParticipant
Hmmm interesting thread and may be able to add to it/
Currently I am doing a PDC and one exercise was to do with our washing product. Mine was green Action from Aldi so i initially phoned for a Material Safety Data sheet to be told I HAD to fax them the request as they do not email out information. Fax was sent with no reply so a second one was sent. The reply came back with the MSDS sheet for totally differemt products. So Faxed again requesting the correct information Have never heard back from them to date. This information and Faxing etc started 6 weeks ago, needless to say I did not have the information in time 😀
Are they hiding something ?
Anyway I got a clothes washing formular from this site and will try that one.
SusanAugust 8, 2009 at 2:36 am #400254GiannaMember
There are a couple of Green Action Products featured in next week’s specials (Aldi). If you’re thinking about buying, check the label for where these products are made as it’s not listed in the catalogue.
There is a large range of Organic Cotton items as well (towels, sheets, kid’s t-shirts, undies + more). Crank radio (I have one).
What has me interested most is the Benchtop Composter. Must go and check it out as it would be ideal for people with no other means of composting. It’s 5 litre size and has two charcoal filters to reduce smell.August 8, 2009 at 4:00 am #400255smurfyMember
I bought the Aldi brand of Green Laundry Powder…..the caustic smell / fumes was so bad in the car, DH and i almost choked on the half hour drive home! I usually have a high tolerance, but this was really strong.
Personally, i found it very average. Didn’t seem to wash very well, or rinse out well. Have not bought it again.August 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm #400256
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