Protect the Earth when you Wash your Clothes


You may not have known that you can help the planet when you do your laundry, but there are ways to cut down on your energy and water consumption and limit the release of environmentally damaging substance.  Here are some eco-friendly laundry suggestions.

  • Wash full loads, cut down on the amount of hot water you use, and don’t use too much detergent.  Warm water is fine for washing and cold water can be used for rinses.

  • Buy detergents which are concentrated, plant-based and biodegradable.  Green products to try include Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day oxygen bleach stain remover, Shaklee Get Clean dryer sheets and Ecover fabric softener.

  • Invest in a clothes line.  Air drying uses less energy and prolongs the life of your clothing.  When using the dryer, don’t over dry clothes.  Keep the dryer filter clean.

  • When buying new appliances, look for energy efficient models.
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    Date: Sunday, July 12th, 2009
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