Being eco-friendly extends from inside the home to the outdoors. Do you know what seeps into the ground when you wash your car? Many of the car wash soaps and detergents used today contain phosphates, chlorine and petroleum. All are harmful to the environment and to the people, especially if the runoff gets into your local reservoir. Some manufacturers make eco-friendly car wash liquid soaps; some use biodegradable formulas. Others require no water at all.
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Lucky Earth Car Wash
Washing your car at home means you need to be more conscious of what gets thrown out in the water, what is going into your lawn and down the drain. One product that allows you to clean your car without any water is Lucky Earth Car Wash. From the Lucky Earth website, it lists the ingredients as "water, natural surfactants (the cleaner) derived from coconut and silicone." Spray it onto your car, and the surfactant will lift dust and debris while the silicone lets you wipe the dirt away without scratching the car. You use no water with this product.
Ecolo Green Car Wash
Ecolo Green Car Wash has created a car wash product that does not need extra water. The car wash product is described as a "non-wax, water-based, coconut soap, organic polymer blend that washes and polishes without additional water." To use this product, just spray the compound onto your car, and wipe it up with a soft rag. Gently buff your car to give it a shine. You can also watch a video demonstration about the product. This company also makes other products for your tires, boats, leather and chrome that are also environmentally friendly and use less water. Using less water means less waste and pollutants that get washed into the sewers, reservoirs and into wells.
Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash
The Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash lists the product's ingredients as filtered water, plant-derived surfactants, polymer emulsion, soda ash and preservative. This product is non-toxic and biodegradable. Because you do not need water to use it on your car, you do not have to worry about any added chemicals and wasted water getting into the water supply. Another good thing is that the bottle and sprayer are both 100 per cent recyclable. Many products by Eco Touch are all made with plant-derived material; they also have an all-purpose cleaner that you can use in your home.
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