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NOW CLOSED: Talk to Tesco Naturally Powered about environmentally friendly cleaning products - you could win a £100 Tesco voucher

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Jul-12 20:34:50

You may have seen in store (or on Mumsnet, thanks to the 1000 odd testers who put two of the products to the test) that Tesco have recently launched a new range of cleaning products, Naturally Powered and they would like to know your opinions on buying environmentally friendly cleaning products.

So, if you buy environmentally friendly cleaning products, why is this? Are all the cleaning products you use environmentally friendly or only certain ones? If so what type of cleaning don't you use environmentally friendly cleaning products for and why? Do you find that they are effective in cleaning your house? Think about both laundry and cleaning products.

If you don't buy environmentally friendly cleaning products, why is this? Is there anything that could persuade you to buy environmentally friendly cleaning products? Is this something you think about when doing your shopping?

Are there any cleaning activities where you don't use cleaning products at all, but choose to use 100% natural ingredients? What would be your top tips for using natural products to clean your house?

All those who add their comments to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive £100 Tesco voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.
MNHQ

EatingSwansHorror Wed 11-Jul-12 22:33:46

Used to use ecover for everything as dh was diagnosed with cancer and we freaked out. Gradually started using regular stuff again, mainly cos nothing ever felt clean with ecover or similar. Especially washing powder. It just can't get things clean as easily or quickly as the other stuff.

domesticslattern Wed 11-Jul-12 23:39:30

I buy ecover products, stocking up when they are on special. As far as I'm concerned the performance is good and I like not having a house filled with chemical fumes. I also want to protect the environment for my children, and I like being able to get refills eg of fabric conditioner. The only thing that puts me off is the price. My toilet cleaner is the one exception as I found the ecover ones did not prevent limescale build up.
I don't normally shop in Tesco or Sainsburys, but on the occasions I do I might buy their green ranges instead of Ecover if they were cheaper.

I vacuum while it's sunny, so my solar panels generate the electricity needed, does that count as Eco friendly?
Vacuuming e.g. Beds and sofas prolongs their life, and surprising amounts of dust comes out of them (there was a thread about it yesterday).
I also find that opening windows is more effective in getting odours out than any amount of "room freshening" sprays. A bit of a breeze gets dust out of the house too so I don't have to .

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 12-Jul-12 12:09:23

Thanks for all the comments - am pleased to say mrscumberbatch has won the £100 Tesco voucher. Well done.

mamij Thu 12-Jul-12 19:42:15

I never bought eco friendly products. But I did try out Tesco's product. I had hoped it was environmentally friendly and made fom sustainable materials, but I think I was a tad dsappointed. It smelt for too 'chemically' for my liking.

Wheeee! That's fantastic news. Came at a good time as well [skint emoticon]

Thankyou Mumsnet!

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