Box of 5 Sachets
A plastic free solution for plant based household cleaning products that are manufactured in the UK by Iron & Velvet.
Using plant derived, sustainably sourced active ingredients, including pure essentials for fragrances where possible. Meaning up to 70% of Iron & Velvets products are fully natural ingredients.
The innovative water-soluble refill sachets are a perfect way to reduce unnecessary waste and plastic in the home.
Iron & Velvet cleaning sachet set includes:
- 5x Kitchen antibacterial cleaner
All the above sachets needs to be mixed with 500ml of water, other than the floor and oven cleaners which you dilute with 250ml water.
We recommend using the undiluted or diluted sachets within a year.
***Please Note - each box contains stickers for you to stick to your reusable container, this is so you know which is which, these labels are not biodegradable. If you wish not to have them please put a note on your order***
The water-soluble sachets are made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA). Which has been approved for use in pharmaceuticals, meaning a much safer alternative to plastic. The PVA polymer that Iron & Velvet use is fully water soluble so no physical risk to animals, it's completely non-toxic to the environment, aquatic life or animals and does not form micro-beads so again does not fit within the common usage of the term plastic.
The paper and cardboard packaging comes from FSC certified sources meaning this is also sustainably sourced.
5 x Kitchen Antibacterial Cleaner Contains: Alcohols, C12-15, Ethoxylated, Quaternary, Ammonium Compounds, Benzyl-C12-14 (Even Numbered)-Alkyldimethyl, chlorides. Danger: Causes serious eye damage and skin irritation. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects (undiluted antibacterial sachet). Please note the antibacterial cleaner sachet undiluted is hazardous to aquatic life, but once diluted are completely non-hazardous. Wear protective gloves and eye protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water. If skin irritation occurs: get medical advice. Take off contaminated clothing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do - continue rinsing. Immediately call a doctor.
PVA - Poly(vinyl acetate)
The Oxford English Dictionary defines plastic as "A synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be moulded into shape while soft, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form." PVA is a generic name for the type of polymer and can be many different structures and formulas, some are rigid or slightly elastic forms and would be classified as plastic as per the above but the structure Iron & Velvet produce is not rigid or slightly elastic, it's extremely elastic, soft and pliable so would not fit the description above.
In common usage the term plastic pollution is used in relation to the pollution that plastics create as they don't decompose quickly so cause physical harm to animals, when they do compose they form toxic compounds and in the very end they form micro-beads. The PVA polymer used in Iron & Velvet products is fully water soluble so no physical risk to animals, it's completely non-toxic to the environment, aquatic life or animals and does not form micro-beads so again does not fit within the common usage of the term plastic.