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I washed a days worth of dishes by hand (family of 4) for this badge bit,using ecoleaf washing up liquid which is septic safe and biodegradable
https://www.sumawholesale.com/non-foods/household-cleaning-products/ecoleaf-washing-up-liquid-5l-hj067.html

Our washing up bowl is 6l and I used 2 bowls of water to wash the dishes. The first bowl of water I washed up mainly plates, cutlery and a few bowls, mixing bowl and rice cooker. The second bowl I did the stoneware, no soap used for that and I scrape stoneware clean under running water that goes into the washing up bowl.

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Dishes pic 1
Dishes pic 1
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Dishes pic 2
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In progress bowl 1
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Remaining dishes for second bowl
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Clean dishes in dishwasher, holding one as it wouldn't fit
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I always do dishes by hand, though I was more mindful of how much water I used this time. I was surprised by how little it was in the end. The soap used is Palmolive pure and clear, which meets the OECD 301 test for biodegradability.
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Note: Need to supply a link to verify dish soap's biodegradability as per BB requirements.

 
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Measured out 24 cups (1.5 gallons) for the wash water.  Brought it to a boil, and cleaned cast iron while waiting.  Poured water into the sink over the silverware to sterilize.  Added soap (https://www.mrsmeyers.com/product/dish/dish-soap/liquid-dish-soap-basil/) and a quick squirt of water because I like bubbles.  Used the remaining 24 cups to rinse (had 2 cups left over). measured using a measuring cup.  After dishes, used the water to soak pans (rice pan was not fun) and scrubbed them out.
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Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
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Sink and counter full of dishes that weren't there when I went to bed last night.
Sink and counter full of dishes that weren't there when I went to bed last night.
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First batch with soap
First batch with soap
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Rinsing by the sinkful
Rinsing by the sinkful
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Silverware done; time for pans
Silverware done; time for pans
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After photo of dishwater - bubbles held up surprisingly well and the water was still quite warm
After photo of dishwater - bubbles held up surprisingly well and the water was still quite warm
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Dish drainer and counter full of washed dishes
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I do not own a dishwasher. so please let me know if i need to upload more photos as this happens everyday!

Dishes before/ dish rack before



Part way thru/ dish rack part way thru



Dishes done/ i removed the big white container so you could see behind it.



Amount of water used/ soap used / soap link
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The other pic did not show dishes in the dishwasher.  Here it is (look for the yellow Pyrex).
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Could not edit my previous post to add my missing BB requirements! So here is everything again.

I plugged the sink to capture all the water I used, but I don’t have a dishwasher, so can’t show my dishes drying in it! And here is the link to the soap: https://www.palmolive.com/en-us/products/dish-washing-liquid/pure-clear
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Typically I do the dishes in smaller batches but I let em stack up today for this badge bit.

I used pink solution cleaner
(https://pinksolution.ca/pages/products)
which is all natural and biodegradable.

Roughly 1.5 gallons in the sink afterwards.
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Before
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In Progress
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Clean 1
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Clean 2
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Water used (~1.5 gallons)
Water used (~1.5 gallons)
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Pink solution
Pink solution
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I did the dishes this morning.  Used our new fancy soap (Ecover) which says it is biodegradable.  I start with hot water in the biggest bowl of the washing session (3L in this case), then dump it out and rinsed into it to show the accumulated rinse water.  In total about a gallon of water used.  I stacked the dishes pretty high in the rack but if that isn't enough I can do another round.  The bowl I washed and rinsed in was rinsed out and added to the drying rack after the last picture was taken to prove the volume of water used...
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Pile of dishes
Pile of dishes
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Rinse water and the balancing tower of ceramics. Those are full sized soup/cereal bowls...
Rinse water and the balancing tower of ceramics. Those are full sized soup/cereal bowls...
 
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Here's a quick little of video of me washing up the dishes using Dr. Bronners and 2.5 gallons of water:

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