Ingredient (INCI) Its role in the product Environmental and health impact Which TUC product?
ALCOHOL Diluent, Cleaning agent Plant-based (Corn), Readily biodegradable, Made in Canada Dish
ALLANTOIN Skin-Conditioning Agent 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable Lotion
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE Skin-Conditioning Agent 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable Lotion
AQUA Solvant Water All Purpose, Dish, Dish Tabs, Laundry, Lotion, Hand Soap
ARCTIUM LAPPA Smoothing Effect Organic Burdock root, 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in Canada Lotion
BENZISOTHIAZOLINONE Preservative: Protects against natural effects of product aging, e.g., decay, discoloration, oxidation and bacterial attack Synthetic, Inherently biodegradable, Possible allergen All Purpose
BENZYL ALCOHOL Preservative: Protects against natural effects of product aging, e.g., decay, discoloration, oxidation and bacterial attack Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Possible allergen Hand Soap
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII Skin Conditioning, Viscosity Controlling Shea Butter, 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable Lotion
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS Skin Conditioning Organic Marigold Calendula,100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in Canada Lotion
CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDE Skin Conditioning Plant-based Lotion
CELLULOSE GUM Anti-redepositon Agent Synthetic, Biodegradable Dish Tabs
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE Foaming agent, Surfactant Plant-based (Coconut), Readily biodegradable, Made in USA, Possible irritant Hand Soap
COCO CAPRYLATE Skin Conditioning Plant-based (Coconut), Readily biodegradable Lotion
COCO-GLUCOSIDE Cleaning agent, Wetting agent Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA Laundry
COLORANT Provides special identity to product Synthetic Dish Tabs
DECYL GLUCOSIDE Wetting agent, Power to Penetrate, Surfactant Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA All Purpose, Dish
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL Ajustement of Cloud Point Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA, Nature identical chemical All Purpose
EMULSIFYING WAX NF Emulsifying wax binds the oil and water in a cream or lotion together to form a smooth emulsion Plant-based Lotion
ETHYLHEXYLGYLCERIN Preservative: Protects against natural effects of product aging, e.g., decay, discoloration, oxidation and bacterial attack Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Made in Germany Dish, Hand Soap
GLYCERETH-2 COCOATE Hydrating agent Plant-based (90%), Readily biodegradable, Made in Spain Hand Soap
GLYCERIN Hydrating and Humecting Agent Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in Canada Dish, Dish Tabs, Lotion, Hand Soap, Soap Bar
GLYCERYL STEARATE Emulsifying Agent Plant-Based Lotion
LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT Skin-Conditioning Agent Lotion
LAURAMINE OXIDE Foaming & Cleaning Agent Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA Dish
LAURETH-9 Degreaser Plant-based + Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA Dish
LAURYL POLYGLUCOSE Surfactant Plant-Derived + Synthetic, Readily biodegradable Dish Tabs
MEA-OLEATE ou OLEIC ACID Cleaning Agent, Natural Soap Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA Laundry
METHYL CELLULOSE Binder, Emulsion Stabilizer Lotion
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE Dish Tab Manufacturing Additive Plant-based Dish Tabs
MONOETHANOLAMINE Reinforcing Agent, pH ajuster: imparts a reserve alkalinity to the laundry bath, which is essential to efficient cleaning. Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA Laundry
PALM KERNEL ACID Opacifying Agent; Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent Plant-based (Palm oil), Readily Biodegradable, RSPO certified palm oil, Made in Belgium Soap Bar
PEG-10 Binder Synthethic, Inherently biodegradable Dish Tabs
PERSEA GRATISSIMA Avocado Oil 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable Lotion
POTASSIUM OLEATE Natural Soap 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA All Purpose
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS Skin Conditioning, Emollient Jojoba Seed Oil, 100% Plant-based Lotion
SODIUM ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATE Soaking Agent Synthetic, Readily biodegradable Dish
SODIUM BICARBONATE pH Ajuster, Buffering Agent Mineral-based (Inorganic salt/ baking soda), Disperses into the environment Dish Tabs
SODIUM CARBONATE Reinforcing Agent, Mineral Filler Mineral-based, Disperses into the environment, Possible irritant Dish Tabs, Laundry
SODIUM CARBONATE PEROXIDE Oxidizing Agent Mineral-based (Inorganic salt), Disperses into the environment Dish Tabs
SODIUM CHLORIDE Thickener Mineral-based (Salt), Disperses into the environment, Made in Canada Dish Tabs, Hand Soap, Soap Bar
SODIUM CITRATE Emulsifying Agent Plant-based, Neutral salt, Readily biodegradable Dish Tabs
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE Cleaning Agent Plant-derived (Coconut or RSPO Certified Palm Oil), Made in USA, Non irritant, Best in industry and almost 100% natural. To learn more about this ingredient please consult our FAQ here All Purpose, Dish, Laundry, Hand Soap
SODIUM METHYLGLYCINE DIACETATE Chelating Agent: Capts meral ions that interfere with cleaning agents Synthetic, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA , Replaces EDTA and Phosphates All Purpose, Dish, Laundry
SODIUM OCTYL SULFATE Cleaning and Foaming Agent Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in USA Laundry
SODIUM POLYCARBOXYLATE Anti-redepositon Agent Petroleum Based, Inherently biodegradable Laundry
SODIUM SILICATE Buffering Agent, pH Adjuster, Alkaline Agent Mineral-based, Disperses into the environment (Inorganic) Dish Tabs
SODIUM SULPHATE Diluent and Cleaning Agent Mineral-based, Disperses into the environment Dish Tabs
SODIUM PALMATE Surfactant, Cleaning Agent, Emulsifying Agent Plant-based (Palm oil), Readily biodegradable, RSPO certified palm oil, Made in Belgium Soap Bar
SODIUM PALM KERNELATE Surfactant, Cleaning Agent, Emulsifying Agent Plant-based (Palm kernel oil), Readily biodegradable, RSPO certified palm oil, Made in Belgium Soap Bar
SORBITOL Humectant; Skin-Conditioning Agent Sugar alcohol Lotion
STEARIC ACID Cleansing Agent, Emulsifying Agent Plant-based Lotion
PROTEASE Enzyme, Breaks down proteins Natural, Readily biodegradable Dish Tabs
TETRAACETYLETHYLEENDIAMINE Whitening Agent Synthetic, Readily biodegradable Dish Tabs
TOCOPHEROL Preservative: Protects against natural effects of product aging, e.g., decay, discoloration, oxidation and bacterial attack Vitamin E, Plant-derived, Readily biodegradable Dish, Lotion, Hand Soap
URTICA DIOTICA Smoothing Effect Organic Nettle leaf, 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable, Made in Canada Lotion
VITIS VINIFERA Grape Seed Oil 100% Plant-based, Readily biodegradable Lotion


 

Products are considered ’Readily Biodegradable’ when they have the natural ability to biodegrade to their natural state, when subjected to sunlight, water and microbial activity, by greater than 60% in 28 days.

When a product is classified as ’Inherently Biodegradable’, it means it will biodegrade to its natural state, when subjected to sunlight, water and microbial activity by at least 20% to less than 60% in 28 days.