4 Eco-Friendly Laundry TipsAug 05, 2014
Keep It Cool 90% of the energy bill generated by doing laundry comes from heating up water for warm and hot loads. Turn the dial to cold and you‚Äôll save some green while saving the earth. Fill ‚ÄòEr Up An average washing machine cycle requires 40 gallons of water or more. Washing only full loads of laundry will reduce the number of loads you do each week while saving water and money. For families with eight or more loads of laundry each week, skipping just one load will save over 10% on your laundry costs. Make the Switch to Natural Detergent Natural HomeLogic Laundry Detergent¬†is free of chlorine bleach, synthetic fragrances, dyes, and optical brighteners. The formulation is plant (not petroleum) based and contain biodegradable surfactants that work well in cold water. Natural HomeLogic Laundry Detergent will leave clothing clean, fresh and residue free. Another benefit: the hypoallergenic formula is safe for babies and those with sensitive skin. Ditch the Dryer Sheets Synthetic fragrances and out chemicals found in conventional dryer sheets and fabric softeners are harmful to human health and the environment. There is no way to recycle dryer sheets, meaning that used sheets end up in a landfill. Skip them entirely or choose eco-friendly alternatives like Woolzies, handmade pure wool dryer balls. Woolzies cut down on the time it takes to dry a typical load by at least 25% and are handmade in Nepal. They‚Äôre a great way to reduce laundry time and energy bills while providing a steady source of income to women in a developing country.