Environmental - Distinctive Wash

Environmental

Professional Clean, Environmental & Energy Efficient

Distinctive’s protease enzyme is specially designed to be activated at cool wash temperatures of just 30/40 degrees, so not only saving time but keeping energy costs down too. Did you know that up to 90% of the energy usage associated with washing clothes is from heating water? Meaning that any reduction in temperature to your normal laundry loads is going to play its part in your overall energy usage.

All surfactants are 100% biodegradable

Being Distinctive, we want superb professional wash results with amazing fragrance experiences and our customers and fragrance houses around the world seem to agree with us Distinctive scents are truly amazing.

However, being ‘truly green’ these days means a home environment devoid of personal products with any fragrances at all and there are no exceptions. So if you want to be as green as can be please look for products without any fragrances and check your labelling carefully. If on the other hand like us, being green wherever possible is important to you, then Distinctive makes for a really good option as you can be assured you are using a professional quality washing formula that has been scientifically well thought out. We will not use anything unnecessary in our formulas and our enzyme content has been derived to ensure that less water and heating is required for a truly outstanding wash.

In-built cationic softening

In terms of the environment, and fabric care a softener is a really bad choice! thats why we use inbuilt cationic softening as part of our formula ‘positively charged ions’. Click here if you want to know more about softeners The fatty lipids in a softener are really not great on fabric which you may be aware of anyway causing a build up on the wicking properties of cotton affecting towels and other more specialist fabrics too and as you can imagine fatty lipid content as effluence down our waste pipes is also not great. It is also one of the biggest problems when it comes to mouldy deposits running through the tubes of a washing machine and eventually making them stink.

Laundry regulations

June 2015, laundry regulations state that all washing formulas must be biodegradable (levels are assessed and companies are only allowed to market themselves as biodegradable if they are on the higher echelon). So all in all the industry has come a long in recent years, and government and HSE policies are all designed to protect the consumer. Detergents on public sale are mostly phosphate free these days, another great result! Plus all formulas in new packaging or entering the market will have been labelled under a new unified Global system, this doesn’t just apply to detergents but to cosmetics, cleaning products and so on. Meaning that consumers all around the world, can understand what is in a product and and the cautions that apply. Have a look at the back of the pack no laundry product should contain phosphates these days.

Sustainable Packaging

Taking care of the environment is important to us and we’ve strived for as environmental a product, as possible.  Our team take great care to look for suitable chemicals and packaging to minimise our impact for future generations. We’ve made it our company’s mission to apply ‘sustainable solutions’ across our entire Business Philosophy, hence the decision to manufacture, package and print in the UK. Our film packs are accepted across most of the USA as recyclable material, you can just fold up the bag to the size of a tissue and pop it in recycling and thankfully the UK are including it on their list of accepted materials in the next year.  Even so as a thin film pack representing over 80% packaging reduction in materials, yet remaining entirely waterproof and tamperproof in transit we wanted to introduce them as soon as possible.

Our choice of stationery is Revive 100% recycled (post-consumer waste stocks) and everything we print is via a carbon neutral print group.