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FAQ

GENERAL

Are all La Parisienne products biodegradable?

The laundry detergents, fabric softeners, cleaners, and dishwasher tabs are all biodegradable, but bleach, La Parisienne 2 Chlorine-Free Bleach and fabric softener sheets are not. By their nature, these products (ours and the competition’s) simply cannot be biodegradable.

Why were biodegradable plastics not used for La Parisienne biodegradable detergent bottles?

A plastic is considered biodegradable if it decomposes by the action of microorganisms when in contact with oxygen in the air. However, sending biodegradable plastic bottles to landfill sites would not be very environmental, since the volume of waste is too great for the plastic to be in contact with the elements needed for it to decompose.

For this reason, Lavo Inc. recommends reusing containers for various uses and recycling to promote a healthier environment.

Do La Parisienne products have an expiration date?

La Parisienne products, at the expection of the multi-purpose bleach, do not have an expiration date. However, it should be noted that over a long period of time, they could lose some of their initial qualities. For long-lasting cleaning power, always keep your La Parisienne products in a dry place at a moderate temperature. It’s best to use multi purpose bleach before the date shown to ensure its disinfecting properties.

Do you test your products on animals?

No, we do not test any of our products on animals, neither in our manufacturing plant nor in our external laboratories.

BLEACH

Is La Parisienne bleach concentrated?

Since 2013, a more concentrated La Parisienne bleach has been available with an increased amount of active ingredients to the amount of water. Since the product is more powerful, the recommended amount for each load has been reduced accordingly. Concentrated bleach is available in a more compact container but still provides the same number of uses. This cuts down on the amount of water used during manufacturing and in packaging.

DETERGENTS

How are HE detergents different from regular detergent?

In HE washing machines, the water level is lower during the wash and rinse cycles, so detergents must act differently in order to ensure an optimal level of cleaning. HE detergents must always be used in HE washers. However, this type of detergent can safely be used in traditional washers.

FABRIC SOFTENERS

I sometimes notice that my clothes have stains on them after using fabric softener. What can I do to prevent this?

To remove fabric softener stains from your clothing, wash them again.

To ensure this not happen again, check to make sure the fabric softener dispenser in your washing machine is clean. A dirty dispenser increases the chances of soiling your clothes. It is recommended that you add fresh water to your dispenser to help eliminate build-up and ensure better distribution of the product in your wash, thus avoiding stains.

Don’t forget that La Parisienne fabric softeners must always be added to your wash in your machine’s dispenser or during the rinse cycle. To remove stains caused by your fabric softener, simply wash your laundry again.

DISHWASHER TABS

Are the boxes the tabs come in made from recycled fibre?

Yes, the boxes are made of 90% recycled fibre.

Is the dye used in the tabs environmentally friendly?

We use food-grade dyes that are recognized as safe for the environment by the OECD.