We are always working to reduce our impact on the environment and our packaging continues to adapt as we grow. Unfortunately, plastic is currently the safest material for the storage and transportation of large volume NaDCC products. However, new packaging solutions are being developed all the time and we strive to improve our product packaging as soon as it becomes safe to do so.
For many of our tablets sold in smaller packet sizes, we have successfully moved away from plastic and now use foil-lined sleeves and cardboard boxes. This is an example of our constant strive to reduce the impact of our packaging on the environment.
For us, sustainability is also about water. The amount of water in the Earth’s hydrological system at any one point is one of the crucial factors determining the Earth’s delicate climate. The more water we take and store in plastic containers in warehouses and supermarket shelves, the more fragile the Earth’s climate becomes. Our tablets only need water to be added at the point of use, and it is returned right back to the ground as soon as we are finished.
By its raw chemical definition and classification, NaDCC is a biocide which is designated ‘harmful to aquatic life’, and therefore we have to display a warning on our packaging. In reality, the actual harmfulness comes down to dosage and dilution levels, and the 0.1% dosage of chlorine we have even in our strongest tablets is not actually harmful at all.
All of our tablets are designed to be dissolved in water at various dilution levels. Even our strongest product with the highest concentration of chlorine, when dissolved in water, is non-toxic and safe to pour away into greywater waste.