Phosphate free cleaning chemicals to reduce nutrient pollution

During our 35 years of supplying cleaning products we have tried and tested multiple brands, varieties and alternatives, allowing us to ensure we offer products that we trust. This includes being aware of the environmental impacts of the products we supply.

One such impact that we have come across are Algal Blooms.

What are algal blooms?
Algal Blooms are overgrowths of algae found in both fresh and marine water, which can be green, blue, red or brown.  Some of these produce dangerous toxins that can be harmful, but even the nontoxic blooms hurt the environment.

What are the effects of algal blooms?
1) The overgrowth of algae blocks the sunlight from the underwater plants and consumes oxygen that marine life requires, creating a dead zone (marine life dies or leaves the area due to the lack of oxygen). 
2) The dangerous toxins they produce can sicken people and animals. 
3) Can impact available drinking water sources

What factors cause algal blooms that relate to you?
Algal blooms require sunlight, slow-moving water and nutrients such as phosphorus.


Green algae bloom on water surface | Apack Commercial

Apack Commercial's Environmentally Friendly & Phosphate Free Chemicals. 
Australia's warmer climate, combined with the use of phosphorus chemicals, can increase the chances of algal blooms within our local area, which is why it is important to be proactive in preventing nutrient pollution.

Here are some samples of our popular environmentally friendly and phosphate free chemicals, which allow us to supply our customers with products that are efficient, effective and environmentally sound.

CP-90302 - G3 Washroom Cleaner Maintainer 
Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes all surfaces in washroom areas. Part of our green plus range products, with biodegradable formula to help reduce pollution and no harmful chemicals. AUSTRALIAN MADE

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS:  GECA Certified Biodegradable Surfactants (cleaning agents that are harmless and will break down and decompose), Septic tank safe when used according to the dilution instructions.

CP-21002 - Lemon Disinfectant  
Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes. Being a quaternary based disinfectant it can be used as a general-purpose spray and wipe/floor cleaner. AUSTRALIAN MADE

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS: PF-Phosphate Free (Phosphate mines that produce phosphates can have negative impact on the environment), Biodegradable Surfactants, Safe for food processing areas & septic tanks when used according to the dilution instructions.

CP-31402 - Crystal Clear 
Streak free, non-ammoniated (does not have the strong unpleasant gas), quick drying, premium quality glass and shiny surface cleaner. AUSTRALIAN MADE

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS:  PF-Phosphate Free, Biodegradable Surfactants, Safe for food processing areas & septic tanks when used according to the dilution instructions.

CP-36002 - Hand Wash Antibacterial 
Antibacterial liquid hand soap (using a blend of natural soap, conditioner, and mild surfactants) that reduces cross contamination and eliminates bacteria that can lead to skin infections. AUSTRALIAN MADE

Bulk container of liquid hand soap | Apack Commercial

ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS:  PF-Phosphate Free, Biodegradable Surfactants, and septic safe.

Queensland Government - Harmful algae information
Better Health Channel - Harmful algal blooms
Sunshine Coast Council - Marine algae blooms

Contact us if you need help on choosing the best environmentally friendly products for your cleaning application.