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My normal dish soap isn't greywater friendly, it's just some Dawn.

But, I do have seventh generation for my clothes, and it should cut grease and everything else just fine.
 
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It sounds like as long as it meets the greywater rules from the first post in the thread, you'd be good to go:

- must be greywater friendly soap (the soap usually says "greywater safe" or "readily biodegradable")
 
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About a week of dishes and other sundries ready to wash.
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Everything stacked up.
Everything stacked up.
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About 1.5" of standing water at the bottom. Not much.
About 1.5" of standing water at the bottom. Not much.
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Everything in the completely unused dishwasher. I never actually run it.
Everything in the completely unused dishwasher. I never actually run it.
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Rinsing bowl and the greywater from the sink.
Rinsing bowl and the greywater from the sink.
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Soap used is some Seventh Generation laundry sauce. Works fine on dishes, and is completely non toxic, greywater safe, etc,.

You could drink it if it didn't taste like soap. And I tested. It tastes heavily of straight up soap. No chemical burn, aftertaste, etc,.

Ingestion instructions is literally to drink water to get the taste out. Nothing else.
 
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Lemme try this again.  I finished my old dish soap and went out and got some new stuff.  It is BoulderClean and the website says it is gray water safe.  https://www.boulderclean.com/frequently-asked-questions/
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Hi guys,
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 :)
Thank you!

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i use a brush because it collects less bacteria over time and it's a bit more ergonomic :)
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sink full of dirty dishes
sink full of dirty dishes
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to conserve water, i put watery castile soap in a cup with a brush and scrub all dishes first before turning on water and rinsing
to conserve water, i put watery castile soap in a cup with a brush and scrub all dishes first before turning on water and rinsing
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scrubbing the dishes
scrubbing the dishes
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dishes scrubbed and ready to be rinsed
dishes scrubbed and ready to be rinsed
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dishes rinsed and now drying in dish rack
dishes rinsed and now drying in dish rack
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" fill a dishwasher with clean dishes using less than 3 gallons of water"

Michael,

For this BB to be complete you will need to repeat the amount of dishes washed a couple more time to reach a "full dishwasher".

Also we need a picture showing clearly less than 3 gallons of water used. If you can wash the dishes over a basin this makes it easier for Staff to see how much water was used.

 
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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.

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a few dirty dishes "in" the sink
a few dirty dishes
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The sink counter with the rest of the dirty dishes
The sink counter with the rest of the dirty dishes
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We use a three tub system - Wash, Rinse, Sanitize
We use a three tub system - Wash, Rinse, Sanitize
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Wash tub - showing that water is not as deep as a coffee mug is wide
Wash tub - showing that water is not as deep as a coffee mug is wide
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Wash, Rinse, Sanitize (with about 1/2 as much water in it as the wash tub
Wash, Rinse, Sanitize (with about 1/2 as much water in it as the wash tub
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Washing a Knife
Washing a Knife
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Clear Sink Counter with Dishes on far side of tubs
Clear Sink Counter with Dishes on far side of tubs
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Desert Essence Liquid Castile Soap
Desert Essence Liquid Castile Soap
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Health Info on Back Label - Biodegradable Formula
Health Info on Back Label - Biodegradable Formula
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4-gallon bucket with about 1.5 gallons of wash water
4-gallon bucket with about 1.5 gallons of wash water
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a repeat effort (see above) now with basin to prove water usage :) — to fill whole dishwasher i washed the whole co-houses dishes — lucky day!
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before
before
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during
during
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probably 1-1.5 gallons (because it just started overflowing at the very end — was trying to challenge myself)
probably 1-1.5 gallons (because it just started overflowing at the very end — was trying to challenge myself)
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full dishwasher load full
full dishwasher load full
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I would certify this if I had a description and weblink of the greywater-friendly soap used.

 
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Washing dishes before during and after...

Dishwashing soap is Dr Bronners sal suds and vinegar which I let sit with lemons for a while before mixing in - biodegradable and grey water friendly: https://www.lisabronner.com/sal-suds-dilution-cheat-sheet/comment-page-3/

This is a dishwasher load for me. I would have packed this and run it!
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- Equivalent to one dishwasher load
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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.
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Dish soap
Dish soap
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Dishes in sink
Dishes in sink
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In progress
In progress
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Hubby added his drip coffee grounds just as I was finishing
Hubby added his drip coffee grounds just as I was finishing
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Washing reusable coffee filter
Washing reusable coffee filter
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Total water used including the water the pan was soaking in and all rinse water. After, I rinsed the remaining coffee ground from the filter which is why it is brown.
Total water used including the water the pan was soaking in and all rinse water. After, I rinsed the remaining coffee ground from the filter which is why it is brown.
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Clean dishes in the rack
Clean dishes in the rack
 
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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!
 
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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.
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Bottom row of dirty dishes
Bottom row of dirty dishes
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Top row making a full load
Top row making a full load
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Some pans and a glass that need washing too
Some pans and a glass that need washing too
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Dirty dishes all lined up in order of dirtiness
Dirty dishes all lined up in order of dirtiness
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In progress
In progress
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Finished
Finished
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Close up
Close up
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Close up
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All the water that was used
All the water that was used
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Used a bit of the dirty water to clean the sink with afterwards :)
Used a bit of the dirty water to clean the sink with afterwards :)
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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?

 
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Approved BB submission

Mike Haasl wrote: must be greywater friendly soap (the soap usually says "greywater safe" or "readily biodegradable")



Mine says greywater safe and ultra-biodegradable.
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Says grey water safe
Says grey water safe
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Ingredients
Ingredients
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