Phosphate Free Detergents Lake Atitlan Guatemala is important to know and understand in order to protect Lake Atitlan. The Studies around Lake Atitlan point out that the use of Cleaning Products containing Phosphates are one of the contributing factors in the issues around Lake Atitlan. Our previous post drew a lot of attention about sorting out which detergents are Phosphate free. Or as I have been corrected Phosphorus free.
We called all the US Manufacturers of Soaps and Detergents to find out which of the products they manufacture are Phosphorus or Phosphate free.
WE NOW PLAN TO DO AN INVENTORY OF PRODUCTS SOLD IN PANA SO WE CAN COMPARE THIS LIST.
We also found out that the term:
“biodegradable does not mean phosphates free”!
This was not as easy as one would have expected. Contact the consumer affairs department wait on hold and then find yourself in the Diaper Division of Procter and Gamble.
We also reached out to media in the US and other sources that have written about similar issues Lake Atitlan is facing in other parts of the world. This is what we know today about Soaps and Detergents sold in Guatemala as Facts.
Proctor and Gamble Soaps and Detergents are 100% Phosphates Free. They are Manufactured in only the US and Canada. Meaning the products your buy in Guatemala from Proctor and Gamble are Phosphate Free. You can go to http://us.pg.com/our_brands to see all the brands which will help you when you purchase your next cleaning products.
Palmolive again we contacted Consumer Affairs, they were more then helpful to explain that all Colgate Palmolive products are Phosphate Free. To identify these products you can go to http://www.palmolive.com/ingredients#soft-touch-aloe. Which you will find a list of products.
We also contacted
Independent writer & editor
Society of Environmental Journalists, member
Erica provided us with links to Brands found in Central America that are also Phosphate Free.
Lake Atitlan Detergents