April 30th, 2015
The vast majority of detergents, particularly the brand name detergents, are not biodegrable. They contain chemicals such optical brighteners, dyes, artificial fragrances, and a number of other non-natural ingredients. You can read about this in more detail in our laundry detergent ingredients article. In general, if the ingredients contain words like “ionic and non-ionic surfactants” you can be sure it is not truly natural, eco-friendly detergent.
We can suggest several makers of biodegradable laundry detergent: