Monday 12 December 2011

MRB Advent Calendar - Day 1 (Sponsored by Ecover)

Welcome to Day 1 of the My Random Blurb advent calendar which is sponsored by...

Up for grabs today is a selection of cleaning supplies thanks to Ecover consisting of:
  • Ecover non-bio concentrated laundry liquid
  • Ecover camomile & marigold washing up liquid
  • Ecover limescale remover
  • Ecover amongst the flowers fabric conditioner

For those of you who were not aware of Ecover prior to today, here is some more information about the brand and their products:

For the second year running, eco-friendly cleaning brand Ecover has been awarded the prestigious Prima Baby Platinum Award and has been recognised as the Green Brand of the Year.

The awards, voted for by readers of the magazine, have now chosen the cleaning brand as the best green brand in both 2010 and 2011. Ecover’s range of cleaning and laundry products have ticked all the right boxes for mums and mums-to-be who think Ecover’s products are a best buy for performance and best for value when it comes to being green. 

Awarded best buy because “the products work really well, while being kind to the environment” and awarded best value because “the products help make ‘going green’ easy and affordable” – the readers of Prima Baby love Ecover’s plant and mineral-based products to help make their lives that little bit easier.

Emma Bennetts, Ecover brand manager commented, “Becoming a mum often means that you re-evaluate your purchase choices – you want to make sure that the products you buy do the job and make your life easier, but without any chemical nasties entering the home. We are thrilled that Ecover products are the favourite of mums and mums-to-be across the UK – watch this space for more great products as we enter the New Year!”

For more information on all Ecover products go to: or for access to their online shop go to:

If you are wondering what makes Ecover so special, just take a look at this information:

Plant-astic is a 100 per cent renewable, reusable and recyclable plastic made from
sugarcane and Ecover is the first cleaning brand in the UK to use it, and will use Plant-astic across its product range in 2011. The new bottles will look and feel like the current bottles, but consumers will be able to distinguish them by looking out for the distinctive green and blue Plant-astic logo.
Ecover is effective - Ecover harnesses the power of nature to create highly effective and supremely ecological cleaning products.
Ecover is sustainable - Ecover uses sustainable plant-based and mineral ingredients. All ingredients are chosen to ensure Ecover’s products are as effective as possible whilst also achieving the lowest possible toxicity and the most rapid and complete biodegradability.
Ecover is pioneering - Ecover continually strives to improve its product range and has spent seven years developing a new ecological surfactant for use in its hard surface cleaning products. This new Eco-Surfactant means the range cleans as well as – or better than - the UK’s leading conventional brands. The products are made with fully renewable plant-based ingredients
Ecover is a truly ecological company - Ecover operates from its world-famous ecological factories in Belgium and France. The company's guidelines for environmental criteria, the selection of ingredients and manufacturing processes are far stricter that those required by EU legislation. Ecover has been recognised by the United Nations Environment programme (UNEP) for their outstanding practical achievements for the protection and improvement of our environment.
Ecover is closer than you think - Ecover’s ecological factories in France and Belgium are just 200 and 250 miles from London. This is approximately the same distance between Manchester and London, so although Ecover is not based in the UK, the transportation miles involved in distributing their products are comparable to those of UK based cleaning companies.
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle - Ecover’s plastic bottles are made from polypropylene and polyethylene which are 100% recyclable.  Both bottles and tops can be recycled together. Ecover offers a refill service through its health food store network which allows consumers to save money and plastic resources. Visit to find out where your nearest refill station is.

The Ecover magazine can be found at There is also a great competition running until the end of December where you can win great prizes such as an iPad, e-bike and a break for simply uploading a photo of you with your Ecover product.

You can follow them on Facebook at or on Twitter @Ecover.