Car Treatments using ECO.3

How do we treat our Cars the ECO.3 Eco-Responsible way.

Car Treatments using ECO.3 Auto products.

For many of us, our cars are like our babies. We tend to buy all the best creams lotions and potions to make them look their best.

But do we ever stop to think what we are doing to the paintwork and the environmental impact we are having by choosing products that are a great deal more harmful than they need to be.

In the next few paragraphs we will show you a way to give your car the best makeover its ever had while using products that are so kind to you, the applicator, and mother nature.

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Firstly, spray the car with water to remove any surface dirt.

Mix 1 part ECO.3 Auto Wash into 9 parts water and using a regular sponge wash the whole car. Rinse off well with clean water.

 

Much Micro-scratching and oxidation through time results in your car looking dull and out of condition. Reenergize it with Surface Protect Cut /Auto Body cutting Paste This powerful Quartz product cuts into the paintwork, lifting all the dirt and grime out of the paint and removes all the oxidation leaving your car looking like its just had a respray, with little effort. Yes its true to say that there is some work to be done to master the application, however, if you don’t have the time then you can always use our more DIY type product the Auto Shine which is indeed a spray on –wipe off product taking little skill and little time to produce an excellent result.

How to apply Surface Protect Cut / Auto Body Cutting Paste

Apply the product directly onto a buffing pad and dab the pad onto the surface to be treated in several different places within a small area

Damp the surface with a spray of water then begin to buff. Check the surface after every pass to ensure you are not burning into the paintwork.

Keep the surface damp at all times. Continue to pass evenly over the surface until you have reached the desired amount of buffing.

Wash off the excess residue with clean water then polish the surface to a desired finish.

Once you have achieved this quality finish you can then seal it with Surface Protect Coat / Auto Guard

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Surface Protect Coat – Auto Guard is a clear finishing polish that is applied by a cotton cloth using circular polishing movements evenly over the whole surface. Allow it to set onto the surface then polish it up by hand after a curing time of 30 minutes. This coating will last approximately 2 years.

Each year we recommend you refresh your auto paintwork with our Surface Protect All-in-One product.

 

Surface Protect All-in-One is a polishing and coating product in one. Clearly it does not cut so deeply, not penetrating the surface so much but enough to remove the dirt in the Surface Protect Coat. It allows you to buff up your car back to its original leaving a semi-permanent coating on the surface to protect it for another year.

 

Auto Shine / Spray & Shine

If time is a huge problem then we have developed a product that leaves your car fully protected from the elements simply by spraying it onto your car and wiping it off…YES that simple. Your car will look absolutely WAW using Spray & Shine / Auto Shine with the rain just jumping off it for at least 6-8 weeks. You simply just do it again and again. The great beauty of this product is that you can even apply it when the surface is wet and it produces the same professional results. Our Auto Shine does exactly what it says.

 

Auto View

Another great product from the ECO.3 range is our Auto View, like our Auto Shine this too can be applied whether the surface is dry or wet. Auto view allows the rain ice and snow to simply fall off the screen providing clearer visability thus safer driving conditions. Again this is a simple spray on- wipe off application. Yet the results are amazing.

 

Auto Shine and Auto View are the perfect DIY gift for any motorist while our Auto  Cutting Paste, Auto Guard and the All-in-One products are more suited for those who are happy to spend a little more time and effort to produce a remarkable showroom finish..

Whatever Car Treatment Applications you choose from ECO.3 you are assured to get the best possible results.

Help spread the word

Help Spread the Word

WE WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD (but we need your help to do it….)

When ECO.3 was born, we set out to develop the safest possible products with the best performance – even when tested against some of the most nasty, toxic products in existence.

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Our ECO.3 products are registered with The Vegan Society and have recently topped the charts as the NO.1 Ethical Cleaning Product (read more)

Like many other small family-operated businesses, we have developed fantastic products which largely remain the world’s best kept secret simply because we simply don’t have the funds to compete in the multi-million advertising world of the Corporate Giants.

This is why we need your help on social media. We don’t need you to buy anything (although that would be great, and we would really appreciate it) but simply help us spread the word that ECO.3 is around and working to rid our homes of cleaning products that cause cancers, respiratory illness and skin diseases.

Please take a few moments and ‘LIKE’ our post. We’d really appreciate it if you could ‘SHARE’ our post with all your friends and perhaps their friends as well. People tell us that Social Media can really work to help people know what’s out there, so they have an informed choice. Maybe they’re right?

Maybe with your help to spread the word we can make a difference together and get rid of single purchase plastics, toxic, caustic and carcinogenic products and make our homes safer and healthier places to live.

THANK YOU.

If you do wish to purchase fantastic products from our online shop we would like to give you a small gift of a 20% discount voucher code.

Your code is :   THANKS2U

Please insert this code in the Coupon Code box on the checkout page.

ECO PACKAGING

Eco Packaging

Here at ECO.3 we are often asked why we use packing peanuts to deliver our product and if they are eco-responsible.
We use this Eco-Responsible packaging to ensure that the products are delivered to you in top condition. If there is an accident then the Eco-Flow packaging would not only protect the product but if any leakage occurred, the Eco-Flow peanuts would absorb the spillage safely.
The Eco-Flo biodegradable peanuts we use are made of starch and are 100% biodegradable.
For you are interested, here is a link to the manufacturers specification leaflet.
ECO-Flow Biodegradable Peanuts Spec

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.

ECOMIST ROOM SPRAY

ECOMIST ROOM SPRAY

ECOMIST ‘FRESH’ NON-ALLERGENIC ROOM SPRAY

We are delighted to launch our very unique ECOMIST Non-Allergenic, aerosol-free ‘FRESH’ scented Room Spray.

Delivered by a re-usable air-pump trigger our product is probably the most ECO room spray on the market.

 

ECOMIST is family and pet friendly as well as designed to save our environment and CO2 emissions. The refill package can be returned to us to be safely recycled.

Not only is this Ethical, the non-carcinogenic, allergen-free “FRESH’ scent is water-based and does not harm any surface that is water tolerant. Its long lasting scent is dispensed without the need of alcohol or gas, cleaning the air as it flows through the room leaving a pleasant ‘FRESH’ perfume that has specifically been formulated to be non-allergenic.

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend campaign

Dear Customer

Now that you have had time to try out ECO.3 products, we hope you like them.

The question is do you think your friends would also like to use them?

If you think they would, then why not recommend ECO.3 products to your friends and family?

If they purchase from our store we shall reward you with £1.00 for every referral.

Here’s how it works

 OZO has created a unique ‘Referral URL’ link for you to share, visible when you login or go to your account page. See below…

 

Use this ‘Referral URL’ link to invite people to the ECO.3 Premier Club website

You can copy/paste this onto an email or message to share with all your family and friends.

Every time someone new comes to our site through your ‘Referral URL’ link and makes a purchase, you will be rewarded with a coupon worth £1.00 OFF your next purchase. The more you refer the more £1.00 vouchers you will receive.

This will be recorded on your account and we will send you notification.

Simple as that.

Use your voucher towards the purchase of any product or gift voucher you wish. You can even add and use your £1.00 vouchers together to purchase any item in our store.

So, what are you waiting for?

Refer a Friend or Family member to ECO.3 and receive your rewards from OZO.

Best wishes

on behalf of the ECO.3 TEAM

ECO.3 TOPS THE CHARTS

ECO.3 TOPS THE CHARTS!!!

 ECO.3 TOPS THE CHARTS!
New research on ethical performance conducted by The Good Shopping Guide shows that ECO.3 products top the table. You can check out how all your favourite brands compare.

 

Introduction – Cleaning Products

Every year, the big detergent manufacturers come up with dozens of new ideas for keeping homes sparkling clean and free from bacteria, from germ-busting sprays to disposable mops. Ignore the hype and keep things simple: one multi-surface cleaner will suffice for nearly all household tasks, including kitchens and bathrooms alike. Cutting down the use of synthetic and petro-chemicals  in the home can in many cases be the first step towards reducing their impact on the environment.

Keyword-ResearchLook out for our new sector-specific Ethical Accreditation certification marks which now cover over 15 different consumer product sectors. These are additional to our original Ethical Company mark that features on the packaging of over 100 million consumer products every year.

Petroleum derivatives

Household cleaning products are formulated from a wide range of ingredients, and almost always contain surfactants (detergents) which help to remove dirt and grease and allow them to disperse in water. Natural surfactants can be derived from vegetable substances, but many big brands continue to use petroleum derivatives such as the much-criticised sodium lauryl sulphate.

Petroleum-based surfactants are derived from a non-renewable resource and often biodegrade more slowly and less completely than those produced from vegetables. During the degradation process, they can form compounds that are even more dangerous than the original chemicals themselves.

European countries, including the UK, have been discussing a strategy that would enforce people’s right to know about all the chemicals present in cleaning products. At the moment, manufacturers of household detergents can continue to use toxic or potentially toxic chemicals in their products.

Toxic chemicals policy

For the Washing-Up Liquid sector, we have introduced a new ethical criterion: ‘Toxic Chemicals Policy’ which assesses a company’s policy – or usage – of certain chemicals in their products. There is a lot of ‘chemophobia’ about synthetic chemicals, as well as a lot of misinformation about which are harmful and which are not. To be fair, a lot of the science is still catching up in this area. Some synthetic chemicals are listed as ‘controversial’, with evidence still lacking. Other synthetics that were once listed as ‘controversial’ and which were once promoted as a ‘hazardous’ have been found to not be harmful on the scale of human consumption. Finally, it is also true that some synthetics have been found to be harmful, to humans or the environment or both.

It is important to keep up with the latest science. Based on the opinion of various experts in this area (scientists, environmentalists, public health organisations, etc), we have specifically focused on the following chemicals which are considered to be most harmful to the environment and human health but are legally allowed for use in products: formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates and triclosan.

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde can be found in cleaning (and beauty) products and is used as a preservative to help prevent bacteria growth.  Formaldehyde is a respiratory irritant that can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing and nose and throat irritation.  It has been linked to an increased risk of asthma and allergies in children and is also recognised as a human carcinogen.

Parabens

Parabens are widely used in cleaning (and beauty) products as preservatives – preventing the growth of bacteria, mold and yeast.  Some studies point towards parabens containing estrogen-mimicking properties, which are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Phthalates

Are used in numerous cleaning (and beauty) products, with the main benefit of increasing flexibility and softness and they are also used in synthetic fragrances.  Phalates are known to be an endocrine disruptor and have also been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive birth defects.

Triclosan

Triclosan, which can be found in cleaning (beauty and health) products, is used as an anti-bacterial/fungal chemical.  Triclosan is known to be an endocrine disruptor – especially thyroid and reproductive hormones and as a skin irritant.

Company group

The Toxic Chemicals Policy ratings are based on the policies of the Company Group – not the brand itself (this is because an ‘eco’ brand which excludes these chemicals, could be owned by a company still using these chemicals in other brands).  To find out about the methodology behind the ratings, see the Toxic Chemicals Policy information here.

 

Biodegradability and animal testing

A general claim of ‘biodegradable’ on the labels of many products is misleading, because all such products are biodegradable; the question is how readily the elements biodegrade. There is a big difference between products breaking down entirely in hours or days, rather than partially over months or years. Read the label carefully: terms such as ‘surface active agents’, ‘cleaning agents’, ‘soil suspending agents’, ‘grease cutters’ and ‘grease removers’ are often just clever names for petroleum-based surfactants.

Household cleaners

A regrettable side-effect of companies’ quest to find different products to do what is essentially the same job (cleaning a surface) has been an increase in animal testing. However, you can search the cruelty free website for a list of companies which carry their Leaping Bunny logo – a guarantee that a product is totally free of animal testing.

More and more cleaners are now being marketed as being ‘especially formulated’ for the bathroom or kitchen sink, when in reality there is very little difference between the cleaning requirements of the two areas.

Cutting down on bleach

Greater quantities of bleach and detergent are discharged directly into sewers from domestic premises than from the factories making them. Several types of bleach exist, all of which act by oxidising, and thus sterilising, organic matter. This powerful antibacterial effect has been seen to persist beyond the u-bend, undermining the bacterial action that helps break down sewage. For this reason bleach should be used in diluted form, if at all, and should never be poured neat down drains. Neither Ecover nor Bio-D produce household bleach, because they believe the action is unnecessarily powerful. Their toilet cleaners rely on acids which dislodge waste rather than sterilise it.

Another reason for not using bleach is the danger it poses to humans. When chlorine-based bleaches are mixed with ammonia they release dangerous chlorine gas. An estimated 6,000 infant and toddler accidents are attributed to household cleaners each year.

Water and packaging

The most common ingredient (up to 90 per cent) of general-purpose cleaners is water. When this excess water is transported, energy and packaging is wasted and more solid waste is created for our landfills. Concentrated products in smaller bottles are a better option.

Cleaning product bottles are usually made from plastic. Greenpeace urges individuals to make a conscious effort not to buy things in polyvinylchloride (PVC) containers. There is usually a symbol on the bottom of the bottle indicating the type of plastic: PVC is indicated by a ‘3’ in a recycling symbol. High and low density polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polyethylene tetraphthalate (PET) all have fewer environmental problems associated with their manufacture and disposal than PVC.

Why not avoid synthetic chemicals altogether with some old-fashioned remedies? Try white vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemon juice and olive oil as handy DIY ethical cleaners.

Ethical Comparison – Cleaners Rankings Detailed Table

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The Vegan Society and ECO.3

Shop with ECO.3 and help to support The Vegan Society

ECO.3 are passionate about the environmental and charitable work they do. All products registered with The Vegan Society not only are free from animal ingredients nor are any animals used in testing, they are non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-carcinogenic and above all are a much healthier choice for the environment, your family and pets.

ECO.3 is produced in a way that makes these non-caustic formulations so powerful to leave your water-tolerant surface clinically clean yet so gentle not to require using any skin protection.

Unlike traditional cleaning chemicals, ECO.3 products use the natural power of positive and negative charge to remove the dirt and soiling and to keep surfaces cleaner for longer.

ECO.3 will make a donation to The Vegan Society of 20% of the purchase price on any order made, simply follow the instructions below. Buy online from the ECO.3 website.

To ensure The Vegan Society receives a charitable contribution from your purchase, please be sure to include the code CCPVS22 in the box when you checkout.

THE MOST AND LEAST ETHICAL BRANDS LIST

The Most & Least Ethical Brands – 2017 Edition

Most of us are now aware of our carbon footprint, but we should also know that we leave an ethical footprint every time we shop. There are ethical brands and, well, not-so-ethical brands. Depending on which brand you shop, each purchase can directly support activities throughout the supply chain and beyond; activities that may include animal testing, unfair trade in developing countries, human rights abuses, or investment in weapons and fossil fuels.The Good Shopping Guide exposes many of these connections, listing the level of corporate social responsibility of the companies behind hundreds of everyday products. It reveals which brands are implicated in abuses such as child labour, human rights violations, green-washing and environmental destruction in the UK and worldwide – and also shows which companies are deserving of your support.With these thoughts in mind, below is our annual list of the most & least ethical companies! The list is based on research carried out by the Ethical Company Organisation in 2017, which can be found throughout The Good Shopping Guide. For example, head over to the ethical skincare or ethical fashion sections to see why certain brands rank as most or least ethical.

THE GOOD SHOPPING GUIDE

ETHICAL BRANDS

The ECO.3 Team are proud to note that our ECO.3 Brand has been placed as one of the most ethical brands on the market today.