The Kalua Kleen range uses plastic-packaging containing the EcoPure® additive. EcoPure® is a revolutionary organic plastic additive that significantly increases the biodegradation1 rate of plastics and plastic products.
EcoPure® causes plastic to biodegrade* through a series of chemical and biological processes in a landfill disposal environment and marine environment. As a result, EcoPure® plastics biodegrade in 3~5 years on average compared to 450~5000 years for current plastic biodegradation time.
Kalua Kleen Dishwashing Tablets are Phosphate free
Phosphates were used for a long time in laundry, dishwashing detergents for their ability to cut through oil and grease and soften water. However, the downside of increased phosphates in waste water that eventually made it into our waterways was it encouraged the growth of algae blooms which had a determental effect on the native plant and animal life. As a result phosphates were banned from laundry detergents in Australia from 2014.
1. Biodegradation rates of EcoPure®-treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill. Source: https://goecopure.com/ecopure-plastic-additives/