Natulim, the last 100% sustainable detergent

Natulim is a dehydrated detergent that is put in the washing machine with the clothes and, once it comes into contact with water, it dehydrates and replaces traditional products. Put like that, it might seem like just another innovation in the cleaning sector. But it has some peculiarities that make it a sustainable alternative of the first magnitude. Lluís Montull, engineer and founder of the project, explains in a new episode of People.

 

Traditional detergent is 90% water and only 10% detergent ingredients. And we realised that we could save this water. With just one strip, we could achieve the same effect,” Montull explains. He adds: “Having to process all this water, in the end, makes us spend a lot more on fuel and a lot more CO₂.” Dehydrated strips, on the other hand, save this entire production process.

Besides saving water, there is yet another reason that makes Natulim’s proposal much more sustainable. All this water in traditional detergents has to be packaged in plastic containers, a material that is not completely recycled. “We have to bear in mind that only 20% of the plastic in the yellow containers is recycled. The rest ends up in landfills,” Montull says. By contrast, dehydrated detergent strips avoid all this plastic waste, because they are packaged in biodegradable cardboard.

But Natulim, which was born in the middle of the pandemic, is not only useful for better recycling, but its two creators, David Weiss and Lluís Montull, have also made sure that all the ingredients contained in their initiative are good for the environment, health and clothes. “We analysed many fabric softeners and realised that they contained many materials that are bad for the planet, even bad for the skin and clothes,” Montull argues.

As a curiosity, Montull explains that the foam that traditional detergents release does not serve a specific purpose, but is added to the product because the consumer associates it with traditional bar soap, which does lather when rubbed on clothes. “In addition, some fabric softeners, when dried on clothes, form a film that can clog the pores of the fabric and this can cause it to smell like sweat, even if you wash it often,” he adds.

That is why Natulim proposes these dehydrated strips, which can be purchased by subscription and received monthly, bimonthly or quarterly, depending on the number of people in the family. The strips are vegan, free of phosphates, parabens, dyes and dioxanes, suitable for sensitive skins, for white or coloured clothes and for any type of washing machine. Montull assures that Catalan society is ready for this change.

If you want to wash your clothes without polluting the planet, 11Onze Recommends Natulim.

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  1. Eduard TorrellEduard Torrell says:
    Eduard

    Bona tarda,
    Fa pocs minuts he fet la compra del detergent i només volia comentar que en donar-te d’alta o registrar-te al web de Natulim tens un descompte addicional d’un 5% que, mentre duri (un mes) la promoció a 11Onze, s’afegeix al 15%. L’estalvi és de 2,39 €.

    • Jordi CollJordi Coll says:
      Jordi

      És fantàstic, oi? Ara a provar de veure com va, esperem que assoleixi totes les expectatives… Moltes gràcies pel teu comentari, Eduard!!!

      4 months ago
  2. Antoni MendozaAntoni Mendoza says:
    Antoni

    Però no té l’etiquetatge en català, pel que veig en la presentació i la web, oi?

    • Laura Bunyol BartrinaLaura Bunyol Bartrina says:
      Laura

      Vaja Mercè, moltes gràcies pel teu comentari. Potser 11Onze sigui l’oportunitat que aquest producte necessita per millorar algunes de les seves característiques.

      4 months ago
    • Mercè ComasMercè Comas says:
      Mercè

      En vaig comprar fa cosa de tres setmanes, abans de sortir l’oferta, i és tot en castellà. Els ho vaig comentar i em van dir que em posarien en el bloc de clients per atendre en català (el primer mail va ser en castellà) i que anaven introduint publicitat en català, però que etiquetar també en català encaria el producte. Els vaig contestar que em posaven en la disjuntiva entre salvar el planeta o salvar-nos com a catalans.
      Tot i que soc conscient què en català no etiqueta gairebé ningú, em va sorprendre.

      4 months ago
    • Laura Bunyol BartrinaLaura Bunyol Bartrina says:
      Laura

      Vaja, ara em poses en un dubte. Jo el què sé és que són de Vic d’allà on visc, però investigaré amb lo de l’etiqueta. Gràcies!

      4 months ago
  3. Josep RuaixJosep Ruaix says:
  4. Manuel Bullich BuenoManuel Bullich Bueno says:
    Manel

    Gràcies per donar-nos a conèixer aquest producte, respectuós amb el medi ambient. Ara mateix faig comanda per provar-lo.

    • Oriol Garcia FarréOriol Garcia Farré says:
      Oriol

      Ben fet, Manel! Un gran producte. Seguim a La Plaça aportant valor i solucions.

      6 months ago
  5. Anna PortabalesAnna Portabales says:
    Anna

    Super recomendable, el faig servir des de fa mesos i estic entusiasmada amb el bon resultat. El servei de lliurament, a la bústia, també funciona perfectament. I com afectada de SQM, és una excel·lent solució, atès que no conté químics.

    • Manuel Bullich BuenoManuel Bullich Bueno says:
      Manel

      Gràcies per compartir la teva experiència, encara m’ha engrescat més per provar aquest producte.

      7 months ago
    • AlbertAlbert says:
      Albert

      Moltes gràcies per compartir aquesta informació, Anna! És de profit per a tots els membres de la nostra comunitat 11Onze.

      7 months ago
  6. alicia Coiduras Charlesalicia Coiduras Charles says:
    alicia

    Es genial ara mateix faig subscripcio

  7. Mercè ComasMercè Comas says:
    Mercè

    Molt interessant. Encara que només fos pel fet de no fer servir envasos de plàstic.

  8. James SeneJames Sene says:
    James

    Un producte genial. A casa el fem servir i va perfecte.👌🏿

  9. Daniela SimónDaniela Simón says:
  10. Joan Santacruz CarlúsJoan Santacruz Carlús says:

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