Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent (2020 Guide)
Jul 23, 2020·Phosphate is another big one to steer clear of. It is used as a builder in many laundry detergents, meaning it dissolves minerals in the laundry water. Its impact on the environment is known to be highly destructive. When introduced into waterways, phosphate promotes the rapid growth of algae which deprives marine life of oxygen and sunlight.