What is in our products?
Here is a detailed list of the ingredients in our washing up liquid.
smol washing up liquid.
- Sodium laureth sulfate
- Cocamidopropylamine oxide
- Cocamidopropylamine betaine
- Sodium xylene sulfonate
- Citric acid
- Sodium benzoate
- Sodium formate
- Sodium chloride
- Formic acid
The corresponding European Pharmacopoeia names can be found on the following website:
Causes serious eye irritation. Keep out of reach of children. If medical
advice is needed, have product label at hand. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse
cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to
do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
Why choose carton refills over recycled plastic bottles?
1. Less plastic required
Carton refills are made from 68% paper and 32% plastic. The plastic is used in the cap and the carton liner. It means there’s 83% less plastic (by weight) than in our recycled plastic bottles.
One carton = 7g of plastic. One recycled bottle = 41g of plastic.
2. Cut carbon emissions.
Life Cycle Analysis shows that creating a carton results in 43% lower carbon emissions vs producing even a recycled plastic bottle.
3. Improved recycling.
Plastic is recyclable BUT the amount successfully recycled in the UK is really low, with some types barely reaching 12% recycle rates.
Our PET bottles are recycled and recyclable BUT the current recycling infrastructure in the UK doesn’t ensure they are recycled; ultimately most go to landfill, are incinerated or leak into the environment.
Cartons have higher rates of recycling in the UK (between 29% and 40%). And as UK councils must soon work to harmonise all recycling, this rate should rise to 70%.
4. A more renewable resource.
Paper is a renewable resource and the paper for each carton is made from FSC approved sources.
5. Upgrading the loop.
Our looped rinse & return system that has been in place for our recycled plastic bottles brought some improvement to sustainability. However the move to carton refills will outperform this existing process even when taking the reuse of bottles into account. Considerably less plastic is required and carton recycling rates from local authorities will outstrip current plastic recycling.
Customers who live in a local authority that does not recycle cartons (3% of councils) can still return their empty cartons to us for FREE and we will ensure their proper recycling. Please visit smolproducts.com/cartonrecycling for more information.