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Ecover - Automatic Dishwasher Tablets 25 Loads Citrus - 17.6 oz.

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Ecover - Automatic Dishwasher Tablets 25 Loads Citrus - 17.6 oz.

  • Code#:77386
  • Manufacturer:Ecover
  • Size/Form:17.60  oz.
  • Packaged Ship Weight:1.25

Ecover - Automatic Dishwasher Tablets 25 Loads Citrus - 17.6 oz.

Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets Citrus is based on plant and mineral ingredients using the power of nature.If you're looking for a convenient, high-performance Auto Dish Tablet, look no further!  Consider these tablets your secret weapon for sparkling clean dishes.  This is the phosphate-free tablet you've been searching for - the one that works! Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets Citrus clean and degrease effectively and leave no residue. The easy dosing makes Automatic Dishwasher Tabs hygienic, efficient, and safe with a subtle citrus scent. In addition, Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets Citrus offer several environmental advantages, with plant-based ingredients, and quick and complete biodegradability with no impact on aquatic life, and no animal testing. Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Tablets Citrus are safe for septic tanks.

  • 0% Phosphates - 0% Coloring Agents - 0% Chlorine
  • Not tested on animals
  • Biodegradable
  • Suitable for septic tanks


Essentially, this is a lifestyle model for each product Ecover makes, with thirteen measurable characteristics falling under three phases.  To give you a better understanding of their approach, below is an explanation of each phase and the criteria within.

  1. Phase 1, Extraction – which is how the ingredients are sourced and great formulations are created.
    • Under the Extraction phase are the following three criteria: Renewable Resource, Green Chemistry and Resource Proximity.
    • What this means is, whenever possible, Ecover sources the ingredients as close to their factories as possible.  After all, it wouldn’t make sense to run all over the globe sourcing ingredients in the name of sustainability while simultaneously racking up the carbon footprint. They also make sure they’re not mining the earth for ingredients that aren’t renewable. Even if a potential ingredient would make for a powerful cleaner or is cheap to get, if that ingredient is at risk of depletion or takes eons to renew, they won’t use it.
    • To round out this first phase, the science behind converting all those ingredients into cleaners uses green chemistry. They like to call this Clever Science. What it means is that they ensure the ingredients can be responsibly transformed into cleaners without creating a swarm of pollution during production. 
  2. Phase 2, Consumption – this is where you come in; it comes down to how Ecover products work and what they do for you.
    • These are the criteria for Phase 2: Primary Efficiency, Secondary Efficiency, and Consumer Safety.
    • They’re sticking to their commitment to create great cleaning products, because what’s the point in buying “green cleaners” if they don’t work or you have to use twice as much to get the job done? To ensure truly effective cleaners, Ecover products undergo a series of performance evaluations and comparisons in on-site laboratories (mad scientist included). And of course, your well being comes first. Who needs harsh chemical fumes or residue in their home?  Nobody. That’s why Vincotte Environmental checks to make sure they formulate products to be safe to use as well.
  3. Phase 3, Absorption – this is where Mother Nature gets a hand, ensuring Ecover doesn’t make pretty products that wreak havoc on the environment when they go back out into the world.  Protecting waterways and aquatic life is a major priority at Ecover. Of course, each phase is important, but it’s pretty obvious from the number of criteria under this last phase that this is a sweet spot.
    • Here they are: Aquatic Safety, Limited Aquatic Impact, Aerobically Degradable Ingredients, Anaerobically Degradable Surfactants, Phosphorous Absence, VOC Absence, Primary Packaging Optimization
    • Whew, that’s a tall order!  Did you think that your cleaning products just disappear once you pull the plug?  They usually don’t. Since we all have to protect waterways just as much as we’ve got to do six loads of laundry or clean the dishes, Ecover creates products that disappear all the way and that do so quickly.
    • They like to say, "do the dishes, not the fishes!"  How they do it is by making sure their products quickly and completely biodegrade. They make sure the products need the minimal amount of water to become neutral again and that they have the lowest possible levels of volatile organic compounds.
    • Lastly, they work tirelessly to find the best possible packaging options – what’s on the outside is a big deal when you’re talking plastics. That’s why they recently made the switch to 100% PlantPlastic that’s also 100% recyclable and renewable.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of using plant-based ingredients?
There are lots of reasons why Ecover wants to use plant-based ingredients in all of their products. In fact, there are benefits at every stage of the product’s life cycle. Let’s start at the beginning: where the ingredients come from and how they get them. When they’re renewable, they grow back after they’ve used them so they’re not depleting nature’s resources just to make their products. Extracting these ingredients from the environment causes no damage, compared with the petrochemical industry, and if they need any processing, it uses much less energy. Secondly, it’s about what happens when you’re using Ecover products in your home. Whether you're washing your sheets, your floors, your hands or your dishes, Ecover products don't contain those chemicals that can irritate your skin. And as they can achieve just as powerful results as conventional cleaning products, what excuses are there NOT to use plant-based ingredients?! Lastly, they pay attention to what happens after you’ve pulled the plug. Back to those plant-based ingredients – they can biodegrade back into nature, quickly and completely.

Phosphates - What is the problem with using phosphates?
A phosphate is a molecule that is often added to detergents to soften water, so that the surfactants can clean better. By definition phosphates aren’t “bad”. Think about a caterpillar… by itself it can do no harm, but in large yields they can become a plague. The same counts for phosphates when they travel in masses to our local lakes, ponds, rivers and streams where they become nutrients or food for algae. In response to this, the algae over feast themselves on food like little gluttons and eventually die out. This is where the bacteria come in… they feast on the dead algae remains while using up all the oxygen in the water. Yikes! No oxygen means no life –scary enough to make Ecover want to avoid them in all their products!

Are Ecover products suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
Nearly all Ecover products are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. The only exception is Camomile and Marigold Washing Up Liquid which contains Milk Whey (for its hand softening properties). This is a natural by-product of the dairy industry. But they have 2 vegan alternatives to this product available – give Lemon & Aloe Vera or Grapefruit & Green Tea Washing up Liquids a try instead.

Is Ecover suitable for my Septic Tank?
Yes. If you have a septic tank at home then you should be using products which can fully degrade just like Ecover. Reason being that in your septic tank there is an anaerobic environment which efficiently decomposes or mineralizes waste, and to keep it healthy you need to ensure you don’t upset it with nasty chemicals. So with Ecover’s range of plant-based and mineral ingredient products and a maintenance clear out now and then you’ll have happy septic tank which will last for decades and possible a lifetime.

Why doesn't Ecover carry an all-in-one dishwasher tablet?
The problem with all-in-one dishwasher tablets is that they generally contain persistent chemicals – these are the ones that never biodegrade, so Ecover will never use them. For example, Dishwasher tablets that claim to have a Salt action actually include increased levels of phosphates and Phosphonates to soften the water in the machine. Other promises made by dishwasher tablets are for protection of glassware and delivering extra shine. These involve persistent chemicals and heavy metals like benzotriazol . This heavy metal doesn’t biodegrade well and can only be partly removed by wastewater treatment plants, consequently a substantial fraction will reach our precious waterways. Why take the risk if their tablets work just as well without them? Tablets claiming to have a rinse aid function achieve this by increasing the surfactant content of the tablet in the hope that some surfactant remains in the dishwasher during the rinse cycle. This type of overdosing can be harmful to the environment. As always, they’re researching ways to improve their dishwasher tablets and add more functionality where needed, but they won’t compromise on impact on the environment. But when there’s a better option you’ll be the first to know!

Why is each dishwasher tablet individually wrapped?
Dishwasher tablets are fragile things. They don’t react well to water in the air – in fact, it makes them crumble. Ecover wants you to open your box of tablets and find tablets, not powder! So they have to wrap each tablet up to keep it safe. You’ve probably seen dissolvable plastic wrappers on some other dishwasher tabs and are wondering why they don’t use them – don’t they just disappear? Sadly, this type of plastic (PVA – polyvinylalcohol) is soluble but not biodegradable, meaning that it breaks down into smaller parts but still leaves molecules which stick around in the environment and can accumulate there. Ecover's dishwasher tablet wrappers are made from polypropylene (PP), a simple, stable and non-toxic plastic that can be easily recycled. Each wrapper weighs only 0.3 grams. They know that the best choice would be a wrapper made from bio plastic, but at the moment this material just isn’t stable or durable enough for us to use it. As soon as a better choice becomes available, you can be sure that they’ll be switching!

Why is it important to use Ecover Dishwasher Tablets and Ecover Rinse Aid together?
Where the Dishwasher Tabs take care of the cleaning, using Rinse Aid makes the water evaporate from your plates, preventing droplets from forming and leaving behind nasty water marks. Ecover's Dishwasher Tabs are probably the only ones in the market without phosphates (normally up to 50%), which really work. Conventional Rinse Aids contain a type of surfactant with a very nasty environmental impact (the so-called EO/PO block polymers), but theirs only contains plant-based ingredients. So you can feel safe using their products!

Effective Cleaning
Ecover knows you care for the environment and your home... but at the end of the day you want to make sure that your laundry is clean and your plates are sparkling. That is why in the development of their products they pay equal attention to achieving effective results. It's about finding that perfect balance between green and clean!

A Sustainable Planet
From introducing the first phosphate - free washing powder to installing green roofs on their factories to save energy, to turning raw sugarcane into fantastic plastic packaging. All small steps matter when it comes to protecting our world. And because we can achieve more working together, they even offered their technology to their industry competitors. They don't mind sharing.

Healthy Living
Ecover knows you care about the world you live in, but you also care about you and your family's wellbeing. They want to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle by making products that are safer for you in your home. Whether you're washing your sheets your floors, your hands or your dishes, their products don't contain chemicals that you don't want around.

About Ecover
Because of you, your family and the world we live in, Ecover has spent more than 30 years making powerful, efficient products that clean with care. When it comes to your home and family, cleaning with care matters. Whether you're washing your sheets, your floors, your hands or your dishes, their products contain no nasties, so you can feel good cleaning.

Suggested Use

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Remove large food scraps from your dishes. Remove the wrapper from the tablet. Place the tablet into the dispenser. If the tablet does not fit in the dispensers place in the cutlery basket. One tablet will clean a machine as per the manufacturer's instructions.

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children; Eye Irritant.

In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with pelnty of water and seek medical advice.

If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show packaging.

Sodium Citrate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide, Disodium Disilicate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Poly Asparaginate, Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine (TAED), Sorbitol, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Glycerin, Subtillsin, Fragrance (Parfum: Limonene), Amylase, Sodium Gluconate.

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By GRACE (Saint Paul , MN )

I've always been happy with the clean dishes using the Ecover tablets.

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By Leslie (Rockrimmon , CO )

After trying multiple "eco" dishwasher detergents, this is the only one that actually works very well yet is safe for the environment. Can break the tabs in half for not quite full loads (when there are no more spoons or knives in the drawer)

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By KAREN (San Mateo , CA )

This is the only natural dishwashing product we have found that cleans our dishes!

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By JAN (Richland , WA )

These are the best non-toxic dishwasher tablets. I cut them in half and use 1/2 directly in the bottom of the DW and 1/2 in the dispenser. It gets the dishes cleaner that way.

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By Krutika (Austerlitz , NY )

Enjoy the convenience of this product. I think it stays fresh since each tablet has its own wrapping.

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2750 East Spring Street Ste. 220
Long Beach, CA,
Phone: 800 449 4925 Visit website

About Ecover

Ecover is an international company active in the production of ecological cleaners. Founded in 1980 in Belgium, we have been a trendsetter from the very start: as a pioneering company, marketing a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem. Ecover’s progressive environmental policy is not only demonstrated by the products we sell, it is also an integral part of the company’s business operations. Acting in the spirit of the externally iso 14001 standard, we have extended our environmental policy to all departments of the company, from production to marketing. One of the most striking results is the world’s first ecological factory.

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