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Plastic-free Citric Acid Descaler

Plastic-free Citric Acid Descaler

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Alternative for: appliance descalers in plastic bottles or pouches 

An eco-friendly alternative to appliance descalers without the plastic, Citric Acid is a great limescale remover and ingredient in some make-your-own cleaners. It is biodegradable, non-toxic and fairly easy to source in cardboard packaging.

Packaging: cardboard

End of Life: recyclable 

 Recommended by Isabel M.

"Citric Acid is a great limescale remover - it really works! Suitable for kettles, dishwashers, washing machines, irons, shower heads, coffee machines and more. It can also be used as a cleaner, such as shifting limescale from toilet bowls and it's much safer than toxic bleach cleaners."


  • 100% plastic-free
  • 100% natural, non-toxic and biodegradable (made of natural acid found in citrus fruits)
  • Multi-purpose and easy to use


  • None


From £1.75 per 250g

Where to Buy...

Common brand Dri-pak comes in 250g cardboard boxes, and is available from Robert Dyas and all good hardware stores. 

It is also available in cardboard from Wilko (own brand)

Or buy online from Big Green Smile


  • If buying online the box may come wrapped in a plastic bag, so check with the retailer before buying if you want to avoid the plastic.
  • Be sure to store Citric Acid some where dry and away from children
  • Find more guidance on how to clean appliances using Citric Acid see the Dri-pak website

This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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