Non Biological Washing powder

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shamus
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Non Biological Washing powder

Postby shamus » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:55 am

Hello everyone...

This may sound a strange request but I am hoping someone with a better knowledge of the Greek language than me can help.....

Does anyone know if you can buy non biological washing powder in Crete and if so, what does it say on the packet??...I have asked my Greek teacher but she didn't seem to understand the meaning of non biological and the only advice she could give me was to buy something for babies. I know I have seen the usual English brands in the supermarkets but I can't work out which one to buy..

Any advice would be gratefully received......

Shamus
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Dan
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Non-biological detergent

Postby Dan » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:16 pm

I'm only aware of PRODERM (at least, I think that's the name) - comes in small boxes, is very expensive but advertized for cleaning baby clothes. Certainly in the Sitia shops we haven't seen non-biol. alternatives to the large boxes of biological soap. I hope others can offer more information.

lshall05
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Postby lshall05 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:30 am

Nothing to do with the non-bio washing powder, but Alan & I had to look twice when we were walking from Malia to Stalis a couple of years ago!!

http://tinyurl.com/339bjy

Hope the link works - first time I've tried tinyurl (couldn't work out how to attach photos!!).

We didn't stop to find out what they were like!!
Living in Crete!!

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Postby Assimilate » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:52 am

Do you want to use it for environmental reasons? If so I wouldn't worry as it doesn't really make a difference.

A biological washing powder contains enzymes which break down stains and dirt whilst in the wash.
A non-biological washing powder does not contain these enzymes.

In terms of the environmental impact, neither system is perfect. Whilst the enzymes contained in a biological wash powder may take longer to disperse within the environment, the temperatures for washing can be lower than for a non-biological powder. The non-bio powder could take a higher temperature to do the same wash, which uses more electricity and water and this also has an environmental impact.

Saying that we use Proderm as its much nicer on the skin :)

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Postby Kilkis » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:33 pm

If you shop in Champion you should find Champion's own brand equivalent of Proderm right next to it on the shelf at a fraction of the price. Seems to work just as well.

Warwick

shamus
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non biological washing powder

Postby shamus » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:26 am

Thank you for your replies...........actually the reason I am asking is that I am allergic to biological washing powder in England...Persil, Ariel etc...it makes my skin really red and itchy.

I assume when I see these makes in Crete they are the same as in England so I just didn't want to take the risk of buying the wrong one....I stay in Chania so I do know Champion so I'll be looking out for your recommendations....thanks again

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Muttly
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Postby Muttly » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:43 am

I don't know if this helps but I can call this product as being well established in Europe.

Dreft

http://www.britsuperstore.com/acatalog/Dreft.html

Muttly
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Postby Muttly » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:53 am

Having taken sage advice from the wife I find that it is Fairy that is the classic non-bio powder.

shamus
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non biological washing powder

Postby shamus » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:05 am

Thanks so much for that.....your good lady wife is correct about Fairy.......that is actually the one I use.....

The site you recommended looks like they have a great choice but they don't really advertise their prices for shipping............has anyone used the site to give me any idea please??

Maybe once I live in Crete it could be worth a 'bulk' order if there are a few things people want to buy such as real english tea !! The only thing I really miss about England when I'm in Crete......as a visitor you can always bring some with you of course but when I move over I will need a decent supply........

Thanks again for that link...

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Kilkis
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Postby Kilkis » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:53 pm

The Champion near the Mournies junction in Chania has Teltley tea from time to time.

Warwick

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Postby Phaedra » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:54 pm

Shamus, do you know about Ecoballs?

(Ok, PaulH and andHeath - down boys)

We've been using them for the last 14 years. Here's the link:

http://www.ecoballsdirect.co.uk/

My only comments would be:

They're not powerful enough for really heavily soiled wash eg grass stains.

Whites need occasional Borax treatment.

They last for ages and don't weigh very much so you could easily order them from UK without having to pay a lot of postage!



Hope this inspires.

Assim
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Postby Assim » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:04 pm

Thanks for that link. Cant wait to try them :)

btw They charge the same shipping for Greece as for the UK.

You know any more cool eco stuff?

andheath
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Postby andheath » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:41 am

My EcoBalls are doing the job just fine thanks
This Cretan Adventure thing is way beyond a joke.

Muttly
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Postby Muttly » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:48 pm

What ever happened to the good old Pos Tub, washboard and elbow grease?

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Postby paulh » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:18 am

the rest of this thread had turned into a topic worthy of it's own thread and is now here

http://www.livingincrete.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=533


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