This is a new dishwashing detergent from the great folks at Method. Like every cleaning and grooming product these people make, Smarty is non-toxic. It's non-toxic, well-designed, cleverly advertised, priced appropriately and best of all, it works. Smarty is made without phosphates or chlorine, something new and lo-o-o-o-o-o-ng overdue in this product category.
The addition of phosphates to detergents has been going on for ages. Phosphates in your detergents are what feed the algae blooms that make the Bay murky and they turn the Gulf of Mexico green. Stop using phosphate-containing detergents and fertilizers already. The fertilizer thing is a topic for another day, but in the meantime, get thee to Target and pick up a tub 'o Smarty and give it a trial run.