January 29, 2009

Wal-Mart to reduce detergent phosphates

Phosphates doomed fate in detergent cleaners will probably be sealed this week as big box retailer Wal-Mart announced its plans to reduce phosphates in laundry and dish detergents sold in the Americas by 70% by 2011.

Wal-Mart said phosphates from detergents are a significant contributor to water pollution. Wal-Mart pointed out Procter & Gamble's Ariel Ecomax which is said to be Brazil's first phosphate-free detergent as an example of a successful phosphate reduction process by the cleaning products manufacturers.

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