DIRO® has been featured in the UN SDSN 2017 Ocean Solutions Report.
Excerpt from the UN SDSN 2017 Ocean Solutions Report:
DIRO® is a filter system that is placed in dwellings between the incoming cold water and a laundry machine, making detergents totally redundant. The system also works for commercial dishwashers. DIRO® has been tested by SWEREA IVF and has a proven cleaning effect according to the EU Ecolabel test for detergents.
Laundry can be washed in cold water and completely without chemicals. In cooperation with municipal property management company MKB in Malmö, Sweden, we have an installation in place where all laundry is washed in cold water. This installation is currently being energy measured in relation to conventional detergent-dependent laundry rooms and the results will be presented on our website in May 2017.
Sustainable Development Goals
Scandinavian Water Technology AB (SWATAB) offers a solution expected to contribute to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. Chemical residues remain on textiles after conventional washing, resulting in allergies, contact dermatitis, and aggravated eczema. Powder detergents contain zeolites, which appear as a fine dust with particles so small they can enter a person’s lungs. Other chemicals in detergents include sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), linear alkyl benzene sulfonates (LAS), petroleum distillates (also known as naphtha), and sodium hypochlorite (household bleach). Many of the chemicals have negative effects on humans, animals, and/or the environment, such as skin irritation, organ toxicity, liver and kidney damage, lung and mucous membrane damage, toxicity to fish, reproductive and developmental problems in animals, and excessive growth of marine plants, triggering unbalanced ecosystems. Fabric softeners also contain many hazardous chemicals, including chloroform, benzyl alcohol, ethanol, and linalool. Human skin is frequently exposed to some of these chemicals as they remain in fabric after washing.