Trigger A Change


Tough on Bacteria,
Kinder to the Planet.

New Wipes made from 100% biodegradable plant fibre*
New Spray Refill, uses 70% less plastic**

Kills 99.9% of bacteria.

*Dettol Biodegradable Wipes are tested in accordance with EN13432 and ASTM D551 standards. Please dispose of in a composting bin.
**70% less plastic based on plastic weight ( grams per mil) compared with 1 Dettol anti-bacterial surface cleanser
500ml bottle.

At Dettol we believe we have a responsibility to help clean up the world in which we live, and that starts at home. We’re on a journey to be more sustainable, that’s why we’re launching the Trigger Project. A series of exciting initiatives, inspiring action and brand new, more sustainable Dettol products, all designed to help reduce our impact on the environment and create a cleaner world tomorrow.

Join us in cleaning up not only our homes, but our planet too #TriggerAChange

Introducing the first
of many new Dettol products
designed to be kinder to the planet

New spray Refill Pouches.
70% less plastic*

Our new refill pouches allow you to use your current spray bottle again and again. Each pack uses 70% less plastic*

Win for you, win for the planet.

*Based on plastic weight (grams per ml) compared with 1 x Dettol Anti-bacterial Surface Cleanser 1200ml bottle

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New surface wipes.
Tough on germs,
kinder to the planet.

Our new wipes have all the cleaning power of our standard wipes but they’re made from 100% biodegradable* plant fibre.

*Dettol Biodegradable Wipes are tested in accordance with EN13432 and ASTM D551 standards. Please dispose of in a composting bin.

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The Spring Clean Challenge on the banks of the River Thames marked the official launch of the Dettol Trigger Project. We were delighted to be joined by our project ambassador Kate Humble to highlight the problem of discarded plastic waste and proactively be part of the solution.

In partnership with Thames 21, we recruited 140 amazing volunteers from across London to take part in a two-hour clean-up, walking from Hammersmith to Putney with litter pickers collecting waste from the foreshore.

Watch the video below to see some highlights from this fantastic event, which marks just the beginning of Dettol’s mission to reduce their impact on the environment, through exciting initiatives and the launch of new, more sustainable products.

The dettol
plastics pledge.

Dettol, together with its parent company RB, is committed to removing and reducing plastic packaging wherever possible to help address and reduce the effect it has on our planet.

Since 2003 RB has been working to make all their trigger spray bottles more environmentally friendly, including the removal of all metal. In 2018 they went even further, adopting a smaller design for spray bottles which will cut plastic use. But they’re on an ongoing mission to do more.

Using the 4 R’s approach (Reduce, Replace, Reuse and Recycle), Dettol pledge that by 2025:

100% of our plastic packaging will be recyclable or reusable.

Any plastic we do use is made from at least 25% recycled plastic (where possible or allowed by regulators).

All Dettol products will be clearly labelled to help you recycle most effectively.

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Terracycle Partnership.

Dettol Trigger Refill pouch and wipe (packaging ) is able to be recycled through a partnership with TerraCycle® at no additional cost.

TerraCycle® is an expert in developing solutions for packaging that cannot yet be recycled in the home recycling bins provided by your local council.

How it works:

Participating is completely free and very easy, there are 3 ways to participate:

1. Simply take your accepted waste to a public drop-off location near you and drop them off during the designated hours.

2. If there isn’t a public drop-off location near you yet then you can set up your own public drop-off location for free.

3. Or alternatively, sign up for free as a private collector.

Once you’re a registered member of the Terracycle® programme, simply parcel up your accepted Dettol packaging, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your parcel and either order a free UPS pick-up or drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point. Learn more about Terracycle®

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