Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Consumers Claim their Low-Phosphate Detergents Not Working

Phosphates pose a threat to aquatic life and can end up in drinking-water reservoirs. In response to new laws, (see the previous post) more and more makers of dishwasher detergents are reducing the amounts of phosphates in their products. But, according to a recent article published by The New York Times, "Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes," consumers claim their low-phosphate detergents aren't getting the job done.

Launched in 1991, Shaklee Basic-D® was the first patented phosphate-free dishwashing cleanser. Today, our Shaklee Get Clean® Dish Washer Automatic Powder Concentrate is a patented, high-performing, phosphate-free dishwasher cleanser. Its enzyme-activated formula removes tough stains without the need for prerinsing, leaving dishes sparkling clean. Shaklee Get Clean products do not contain phosphates—and never will.

Shouldn't everyone you know be using a phosphate-free dishwasher concentrate that leaves dishes sparkling clean?

Contact me to learn more about Get Clean products that are both safe for the environment and effective. Help us get the word out by sharing this with your friends and family—they'll thank you for it!

To Your Health,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Do you live in a state where your dishwasher is operating illegally?

Laws in 17 States Limit Phosphates in Automatic Dishwasher Cleaning Agents

When Shaklee first launched our patented, phosphate-free Basic-D® in 1991, we were way ahead of trend in making available a high performing phosphate-free automatic dishwash concentrate. It wasn't until 1994 that phosphates in laundry detergents were restricted nationwide, but until recently, automatic dishwasher detergent manufacturers could include phosphates without concern for environmental regulations prohibiting or limiting the use of phosphates. There simply weren't any.

Well, that time appears to be coming to an end. As of this year, 17 states have enacted laws regarding phosphates in automatic dishwasher cleaners, 15 of them in 2010 alone.

Why the concern about phosphates? Phosphates in bodies of fresh water like lakes, streams, rivers, and creeks, act as a nutrient to organisms like algae, encouraging their growth to an extent that they can harm or threaten plant and fish life.

Now is a great time to assure your consumers and prospects that Shaklee Get Clean® products do not contain phosphates, and never will. And for those who are concerned about performance, Shaklee Get Clean Automatic Dish Wash Concentrate is a patented, highly concentrated, phosphate-free automatic dishwash cleanser, backed by the 100% Shaklee Satisfaction Guarantee, and selected as a 2008 recipient of the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) seal of approval. Its enzyme-activated formula removes tough stains without prerinsing, dissolving quickly and completely, without residue.

Here are the 17 states in which phosphates in dishwash detergents are now regulated. Is your state one of them?

Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Vermont, Virginia

And even if your state isn't among these, shouldn't everyone you know be using a phosphate-free dishwash concentrate?

To Your Health,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

From the White House to the Cleaning Pros...they love our cleaners!

Kadi Dulude of Wizard of Homes, a New York-based Cleaning Service, shares her list of eco-friendly products that her team can't do without in Readers Digest.  Guess what she included?  Shaklee.  Check out what she says and the new Get Clean Household Mini Kit.

To Your Health,

What we love about Shaklee is that all you need is one bottle of their Super Cleaning Concentrate to make an all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, degreaser and tough spot remover. Just mix it with water and the required amount of concentrate. It has absolutely no smell, which is nice. Also, try their Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste -- it looks and smells like body butter, but it's the toughest scrubbing paste we’ve tried.