Originally Posted by barnakiel
And what do you do with the used and chemicals loaded water
Recycle back into the sea, of course, with the rest of the gray water
Same as we do on land. Nothing in the waste treatment process on land does anything significant to washing
Since phosphates in traditional washing
machine powder are actually really harmful to the sea, much more so than human waste, don't use them either on land or on the boat
I use Ecover detergent and softener (on land, too). No phosphates; all plant based formulation. Formulated to biodegrade quickly and completely.
Do you use Fairly liquid, or something similar to wash dishes? This is also harmful -- EU regulations
for biodegradability only require biodegradation in some very long period (a year IIRC). I also use Ecover washing up liquid.
In Salcombe harbor, which is actually a ria, entered by going through a gap between high bluffs, the harbormaster comes to greet you with a welcome package including a small bottle of ecological washing up liquid -- so that you don't dump Fairly liquid into that beautiful estuary.