Environmentally Friendly Toilet Additives

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  1. Chockswahay

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    Keeping up the recent 'poo' threads I have found a few notes on alternative additives that some might find interesting............(debate to follow?)

    Principally it would appear that Sodium Percarbonate is safe, efficient, cheap and environmentally for use in toilet cassettes and septic tanks......

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_percarbonate

    http://www.exploroz.com/Members/56825.125/10/2011/Toilet_chemicals_and_alternatives.aspx

    http://www.caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1391&hilit=napisan

    I'm going to try this using pure Sodium Percarbonate........:thumb:
     
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    I rarely use anything..
    Have some bio tablets from Aldi that I putin now and again, mainly when we get home and the van is parked...
     
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    More than a few on here and on other forums recommend the cheapest clothes bio washing liquid you can buy
     
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  4. Chockswahay

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    But the Bio washing liquids are not environmentally friendly and can not be put in septic tanks. Actually the Bio stuff are very harmful to septic tanks.

    I want to use something that has minimal impact on the planet. Yes I know I can use nothing at all (might still do that) but the Sodium Percarbonate does seem like a good (less stinky) idea........
     
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    Couldn't open the links on my ipad as wifi weak in garden, what is a brand name for Sodium Percarbonate please. I like the sound of this, but will I like the smell??
     
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    Here is a link to a supplier on Ebay that I found....

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1KG-Sodium-Percarbonate-Pure-Coated-Oxygen-Cleaner-Bleach-Clean-Decking-Floors-/221233276862?pt=UK_HomeGarden_CLV_Cleaning_CA&hash=item338287e7be

    Or you can use Napisan, but it is a little more aggressive to the environment
     
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    We use water and let the "highway slosh" do the rest
     
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    you don't need to add anything with a cassette toilet, you only open the trap for the flush job done
     
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    I have been given some samples of a WALEX product called "Porta-Pak deodorizer and waste digester".
    They are small blue sachet thingys you drop into the waste tank.
    They claim unbeatable odour prevention, are biodegradable and formaldehyde free.
    I like the price, so I'll try them.
     
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    Sodium Percarbonate is essentially an oxygen based bleach. (found in Napisan, etc.)
    It is an oxidising agent, so be sure not to mix it with combustible materials, you may have a fire.
    A fire would be doubtful in use, given that there will also be liquid involved, but be aware for storing the stuff.
     
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    hi, i wonder how sodium percarbonate will take to going up mountains . certainly might make for exploding toilets . enough trouble folk have with out having an oxygen additive .
    have to remember to just crack the flap i should think.
     
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    Didn't think you were supposed to use bleach products in the cassette toilets, I'm sure it is stated in the instructions that it can harm the plastics used,
     
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