Bio-D

Bio-D – Brand Review

Bio-D – Founded by Micheal Barwell in the 1980’s. Micheal worked as a commercial ship cleaner. It was tough work using industrial cleaning products for which heavy-duty safety equipment, including a respirator, had to be worn.

Micheal was surprised to see that a lot of the same ingredients were also in household cleaners. It prompted him to look for naturally-derived alternatives that would clean safely and effectively without harming people or the environment, and in 1989, Bio-D was born.

Michael has since retired from the business with Lloyd Atkin taking over after working with the business since 1996.

Bio-D
Bio-D

The aim is to make cleaning products that are made from plant-based, ethically sourced ingredients, use 100% recyclable packaging and that are affordable.

Manufactured in Hull, East Yorkshire UK

Ingredients Policy: Where possible, all raw materials are plant-derived and are obtained from renewable sources. Bio-D operate a strict policy whereby none of their raw materials or finished products are tested on animals and have a fixed cut-off date of 1988. All raw materials are free from genetically modified ingredients; animal by-products and the company is subject to scrutiny and approval by The Vegan Society, Naturewatch Trust, BUAV and The World Wildlife Foundation.

Packaging – made with 100% Post-consumer plastic from UK kerbside collections. Refills stations are in local independent stores.

Awards and accreditations: Certified by Vegan Society, Cruelty-free International, Allergy UK and an Ethical Consumer Best Buy.

Customer Reviews: All products seem to get a good product review. See here

What I like: As a household, we have used the laundry & washing up liquid for years and have always been happy with the results.

What I did not like: Nothing comes to mind.

My hero products: Laundry Bleach – Have used this for over 20 years and have always found it a godsend. Especially years ago, when I had small children and environmentally friendly laundry liquids were not as good as they are today.

Where to buy? Ethical Superstore, Big Green Smile or with your Able & Cole vegetable box

In Conclusion:

Bio-D products have always worked well for me and are a great alternative to buying Ecover if you are aiming to buy a more British product.

Zero-waste

No

Plastic-free

100% Recycled

Certified Vegan

Yes

Certified Cruelty-free

Yes

Certified Organic

No

Marine Safe

Yes

Sustainable

Yes

Biodegradable

Yes

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