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1. (WO2017139426) METHOD OF WASHING
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method of delivering a flexible water-soluble unit dose article to the drum or drawer of a fabric washing machine or to an automatic ware washing machine, comprising the steps of;

a. Obtaining a unit dose article in a container, wherein the container is configured to allow one unit dose article to be ejected from the container at a time; b. Positioning the container near the drawer, drum or other reception point; c. Ejecting the unit dose article from the container directly in the drum, drawer or other reception point;

d. Removing the container from the position near the drawer, drum or other reception point;

e. Initiating the wash operation of the fabric washing machine or automatic ware washing machine.

2. The method according to claim 1 , wherein items to be washed are added to the fabric washing machine or ware washing machine before addition of the unit dose article to the drum, drawer or other reception point, or wherein items to be washed are added to the fabric washing machine or ware washing machine after addition of the unit dose article to the drum, drawer or other reception point or a mixture thereof.

3. The method according to any preceding claims wherein a user does not touch the unit dose article at any point during the method.

4. The method according to any preceding claims, wherein the container comprises an

actuation means to enable the release of a single unit dose article and preferably wherein the actuation means is a mechanical means, an electronic means or a mixture thereof.

5. The method according to claim 4, wherein the actuation means comprises a mechanical means, wherein the mechanical means comprises a push or pull, turn, squeeze or spring mechanism or a mixture thereof.

6. The method according to claim 5, wherein the actuation means is a manual actuation means, preferably a child deterrent activation means.

7. The method according to any preceding claims, wherein the articles have a non- symmetrical shape.

8. The method according to any preceding claims, wherein the unit dose article has a height, a width and a length, wherein,

the maximum length is between 2cm and 5 cm, or even between 2cm and 4cm, or even between 2cm and 3cm;

the maximum width is between 2cm and 5 cm;

the maximum height may be between 2cm and 5cm.

9. The method according to any preceding claims wherein each individual unit dose article has a weight of between 10 and 40g, preferably between 15 and 35g.

10. The method according to any preceding claims wherein one or more sides of the unit dose article, preferably the contacting sides by side to side arranged unit dose articles, have a radius of curvature.

11. The method to any preceding claims, wherein the unit dose article comprises a water- soluble film defining at least one internal compartment and a cleaning composition contained within said compartment, preferably wherein the cleaning composition is a liquid cleaning composition.

12. The method according to claim 11, wherein the unit dose article comprises at least two, or even at least three, or even at least four, or even at least five compartments.

13. The method according to any preceding claims wherein the external opening is arranged so that the unit dose article exits the container vertically, diagonally, horizontally, or any angle between horizontal and vertical, preferably vertically.