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Using your dishwasher – the effective and environmentally conscious way

Home & Living

Want your dishes to be as clean as your conscience? We explore how the new Dish DropsTM Automatic Dishwasher Tablets can help you be good to your dishes, your dishwasher – and the planet.

Every decision you make has a bearing on the environment. As plastics assault our oceans and all kinds of undesirables make their way into habitats where they don’t belong, making the right choices is vital. Choices including which dishwasher tabs to use. Yes, choosing the right dishwasher tablets can be just as important as choosing the right dishwasher. Why?

Every drop helps

When it comes to sustainability, the little details matter. For one, the ingredients, production and packaging of a given product are crucial.

Equally, waste is an important consideration, which is often overlooked. With the Dish Drops™ Automatic Dishwasher Tablets you can count on effective cleaning – with no visible glass etching in soft-water conditions or water spots in hard-water conditions – so no rewashing, which can permanently damage your dishes, sending them to the landfill before their time.

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Making the right choice is easy – you just have to look to options that balance eco-friendliness with performance. For example, the new and improved Dish Drops™ Automatic Dishwasher Tablets, which are more environmentally friendly than before – while also delivering better performance.

The highly concentrated “all-in-one” formula contains all of the ingredients you might expect from a premium product. The formula provides great cleaning results, and no pre-washing is needed. It’s gentle on the environment while nevertheless delivering performance even at 40°C. What’s more, each tablet is packaged in a dissolvable wrapper and contained in a recyclable carton box, recognised by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Not a bad way to ensure your conscience is as clean as your crockery.

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Eco-friendly dishwashing tips

Curious what else you can do to improve your ecological footprint?

1. Always make sure the dishwasher is full

Making sure your dishwasher is fully packed reduces the number of loads a week, saving you both energy and water.

2. Don’t pre-rinse your dishes

Remove excess food, but don’t pre-rinse your dishes before adding them to the dishwasher, as the Dish Drops™ are formulated to wash off the remaining food and grease. Pre-rinsing is usually an unnecessary step and a waste of water.

3. Always make sure the filters and spinning arms are clean

Maximise the efficiency of your dishwasher by regularly cleaning and inspecting the filters and spinning arms inside the machine.

4. Reduce the temperature

When you reduce the heating temperature of your dishwasher from high to medium, you also reduce the energy consumption.

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