Our products are strong enough for the toughest dirt, safe enough for the gentlest hands, and green enough to protect the world. That means we just won’t use some things you find in everyday cleaning products.
Our products are all free-from:
PHOSPHATES AND PHOSPHONATES
Delphis Eco products do not contain phosphates or phosphonates. Traditional detergents are a source of phosphorus in waterways. Phosphorus causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae - a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms.
This is why no Delphis Eco products contain phosphates or phosphonates.
Delphis Eco products are free from EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), a chelating agent that is common in household and commercial cleaning products. EDTA doesn’t break down much in the natural environment, making it a persistent pollutant, which also contributes to the remobilisation of heavy metals. EDTA is also potentially harmful to people and animals, causing problems from nausea, to kidney damage. All Delphis Eco products are EDTA-free.
When alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) escape into the environment, they break down into chemicals called nonylphenols. Nonylphenols contaminate the food chain, including human breast milk, blood, and urine, are lethal to fish at low concentrations, and can affect human and animal development. This is a compromise too far for us.
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are organic chemical compounds that are able to evaporate under normal indoor conditions. VOCs can cause indoor air pollution and adversely impact the health of people, and animals. Particularly those with underlying conditions like asthma.
To find our more specifics about our ingredients, visit our Ingredients FAQs Page.