The Eco Preservation Society isn't forcing one to take extreme steps, but rather encouraging each of us to take a minumum of one eco friendly step toward becoming more sustainable. If most of us take one step then as a complete, we could make a substantial difference.
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The Eco Preservation Society isn't forcing one to take extreme steps, but rather encouraging each of us to take a minumum of one eco friendly step toward becoming more sustainable. If most of us take one step then as a complete, we could make a substantial difference.
The Eco Preservation Society is a membership, educational and networking organization specializing in the promotion of sustainable human action focused on achieving positive environmental effects. Our job is to market study, travel and instruction applications that advance environmental awareness and facilitate public consciousness with a call to action.
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The Eco Preservation Society is a membership, educational and networking organization specializing in the promotion of sustainable human action focused on achieving positive environmental effects. Our job is to market study, travel and instruction applications that advance environmental awareness and facilitate public consciousness with a call to action.

Eco-Friendly Laundry Recommendations (and Freebies)

Eco-friendly laundry means fewer allergies and less asthma. You also save money, your clothes last longer - and you help save the planet

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Eco-friendly laundry means fewer allergies and less asthma. You also save money, your clothes last longer - and you help save the planet

The post Eco-Friendly Laundry Recommendations (and Freebies) appeared first on EcoFriendlyLink - Naturally Healthy Green Living.

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Eco-Friendly Laundry – Recommendations, Advice and Freebies

 

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Going green with eco-friendly laundry practices not only reduces your carbon footprint, but you’ll also save money, and have less wear and tear on your clothes, which makes them last longer.

Here you’ll find my favorite tips. I’ll also recommend the best and most eco-friendly products – and you’ll even discover some freebies!

Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips for Washing Clothes

Wash less often.  Your clothes don’t need to be washed after every wear, unless they’re smelly or stained of course. (Yes, detergent manufacturers tell you otherwise, I know). Your clothes will last longer, and you’ll save water, energy and detergent.

Wait till it’s full – a full load is much more efficient in water and energy use.

Use less detergent. Most people use w-a-a-y more detergent than they need. If you can see more than a little bit of suds in your machine, you are using too much!

Pick an eco-friendly detergent This can be quite difficult! Here’s what to look for.

  1. Don’t assume that anything marketed as “green” or “eco-friendly” or “natural” is a better choice (arsenic is “natural”).
  2. Avoid detergents with perfume, bleach, softener or brighteners. These are nearly always made from chemicals.
  3. Use the EWG (Environmental Working Group) recommendations for laundry detergents to find the safest one. (Note:- EWG is American so if you live elsewhere, you may not find your favorite products).  Their recommended detergents are listed here.  The EWG say the safest brand is AspenClean, here is their website .
  4. tru earth eco-friendly laundry detergent stripsI’m a HUGE fan of the EWG, they do exceptionally good work. They are concerned with health, which is massively important, but to be eco-friendly we should also consider the carbon emissions of a product. That’s why I like laundry detergent strips. They’re light and compact, so their transport emissions are greatly reduced. A lovely brand is TruEarth – they’re packaged in cardboard, plastic-free, biodegradable and available conveniently from Amazon here.

 

Use cold water. Hot water uses a lot of energy. Cold water is fine for most clothes – and most detergents.

If you need to sanitize your clothes, your washing machine is unlikely to do that for you – the water doesn’t normally get hot enough to kill germs. If you have something you truly need to sanitize (say, bed linen used during an illness), use the sanitize cycle on your dryer.

Don’t use fabric softener – they’re often responsible for asthma and allergies. Simply add white vinegar to the softener compartment of your washing machine. (No, your clothes will NOT smell of vinegar!).

Capture the microfibers. There are various devices that capture microfibers, and every little helps.

More tips (and the freebies) below

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Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips for Drying Clothes

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Air-dry your clothes – this will have one of the biggest impacts on your laundry. Clothes dryers are huge energy hogs, and using the dryer also wears out your clothes faster. Instead, use an outdoor clothesline, a drying rack, or even just use hangers on a shower rod for small loads. Or just tumble-dry your clothes for 10 minutes in the dryer, then hang them out to dry.

If you do use the dryer, use it wisely: Dry towels and heavier items separately from lightweight ones, to speed up drying time. And clean your lint trap regularly.

Avoid dryer sheets – more chemicals, more waste. If you have a lot of synthetic-fiber garments, you may have more of an issue with static, so use reusable wool dryer balls instead. If you like your clothes to smell, add a drop or two of essential oil to the ball, but it’s really not necessary for clothes to have a smell.

A Final Thought

idea concentrate get more done in less timeThink before you shop. Before you purchase clothes or home textiles, think about your lifestyle. For example, if you wear a lot of makeup, buy dark-colored towels. If you’re a sweaty sleeper, perhaps white sheets aren’t for you. Always try to buy natural fibers like organic cotton, linen, hemp and wool to help prevent microfibers from entering our waterways.

Some Freebies for You

While I was researching eco-friendly laundry products, I came across 2 freebies that you might enjoy. They’re not related to laundry at all, but they’re both eco-friendly!

If you’re dreaming about a holiday (I am), of course you’ll want to consider an eco-friendly break. This app that shows Eco-Friendly Hotels is free on Amazon at this time, click here to download it. https://amzn.to/31b6til

If you enjoy finding out what amazing new things people are doing to save the planet, you’ll love this video series. It’s currently free if you have Amazon Prime. Find out what solar panels inspired by sunflowers look like, how used coffee grounds can become reusable coffee cups, and more! Click here https://amzn.to/3aAQz44

Start making a difference today – download your FREE report on the 3 big things that you can do to help slow climate change. (Spoiler alert:- recycling is great, but it won’t make a big difference).

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Warm regards,

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P.S.  Don’t forget to download your free climate change report here!

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