Here are photos of my greywater friendly washing liquid (1), dirty dishes (2), hand washing in progress (3), dishes done and drying in racks (including in dishwasher) (4), and dried up and put away (5). I may have had a slightly trigger happy squeeze on the dish soap so am aware the use of soap here is probably a bit excessive. My bad - I'm usually much more frugal with the squeezes, must have been camera nerves :)
Here is my submission for the Wash Dishes by Hand BB - Nest Aspect - sand.
To document my completion of this BB, I have posted:
- post a picture of the dirty dishes in the sink
- another photo with more dirty dishes on the counter
- several progress pictures of the dishes being washed
- picture of the completed dishes
- a 4-gallon bucket with dishwater used - an additional 1-gallon of water was in the rinse and sanitize tubs (combined)
- two pictures of the soap used
Soap used is biodegradable
Approximately 2-3 TBS of White Vinegar was used as the sanitizer agent.
Just had a really simple lunch so hand washed the dishes. We only just moved to a place with a dishwasher 2 months ago so used to wash all by hand before then. My husband mistakenly bought a slightly more toxic washing up soap than we are used to (we don't normally buy those kind of things so wont repurchase) but using up at the moment. For this challenge though I broke out out a housewarming gift of vegan dish soap which states it is biodegradable.
Oh i've just noticed that it needs to be a whole dishwasher load. I think the requirements must have changed as a few of the earlier ones (which I looked through for examples) just have a few bits and bobs. I'll do the challenge again tomorrow then! Sorry!
Did a whole load tonight. I learnt a bit from the first one and put the tap on lower output when rinsing. I think the bowl is either 5 or 7L. I used a biodegradable vegan dish soap block and a bottle brush.
Please include a link (or some sort of documentation)showing that this is biodegradable. I checked the company website & it said biodegradable materials were used BUT it didn't claim it was 100% biodegradable. What else might it contain?