How your weekly washing can help change the world

November 24, 2021 5 min read

How your weekly washing can help change the world

Washing laundry possibly doesn’t rate that highly on your priority list, it is however a constant part of life and something we all do on a regular basis. And while laundry is often considered a chore it is also an area where small changes can have a big impact. Also, there are new advances in laundry products that you may not be aware of that will make your next load of laundry a surprising breeze!

Tru Earth Eco Laundry Strips

Did you know that laundry detergents now come in a much more environmentally friendly strip form? Well they do! Our Tru Earth Laundry Eco-Strips are pre-measured liquidless laundry detergent that you simply pop into your washing machine. These strips are designed to make your laundry washing easier, healthier, more economical and much kinder to the planet. The strips are hypoallergenic, paraben, phosphate, chlorine bleach and dye free meaning that you will have less chemicals coming into contact with your skin and less going into the environment. But this doesn’t mean they’ve compromised on cleaning power. Each strip of Tru Earth weighs just 3g but it packs the same power as 40g of premium liquid or powdered detergents. Its low-sudsing formula works in all types of washing machines and is ultra-concentrated. As well as being less harmful they have the added benefit of being super convenient. Traditional laundry powers and liquids tend to be fairly messy and require measuring but with Tru Earth Laundry Strips, 1 strip equals 1 load which takes the guess work out of washing and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up spills. One less thing to worry about! And for those of you who want to help make a difference to this earth but don’t know quite where to start then think about how often you do laundry and how often you throw out a large plastic detergent jug that ends up in landfill. Tru Earth’s plastic-free packages are compostable and its light weight size, reduces transportation fuel consumption and global-warming carbon emissions by 94% compared to today’s leading-bran liquid and powder detergent. A small step such as swapping to Tru Earth Laundry strips will help lighten the load on the environment. If everyone switched to Tru Earth Eco-Strips, the annual eco-savings would be mammoth! There would be around one billion less plastic jugs, being made and truck delivery would reduce, taking the equivalent of approximately 27 million cars off the road for a day! So don’t think that small changes such as which laundry detergent you use can’t have a big impact. Whether you’re wanting to save time, have more convenience, have peace of mind with less harmful chemicals on your skin or wanting to help make a difference to the environment. And there is a variety to suit your individual needs: Fragrance Free, Fresh Linen, Baby Friendly and Platinum for heavy duty washes. These come in packs of 32 strips or 64 strips or if you are looking to save some money, we have bulk packs that come in packs of 384 strips in the Fragrance Free and Fresh Linen varieties.

Wool Dryer Balls

If you’re looking for other simple swaps to make that will make your next laundry load both quicker and easier and helps you to save on your energy bill, have you considered Wool Dryer Balls? These impressive bundles of wool are simply added to the dryer and help reduce drying time. By absorbing moisture clothes are dried much more quickly. They also reduce wrinkling and static in your clothes so may help reduce the need to do as much ironing. Made from 100% pure Australian wool, these dryer balls soften and fluff clothing, sheets, blankets, towels, jackets, baby clothes and more. They also help heavier items from getting scrunched up and tangled which helps your clothes dry more evenly. Because they are all-natural & free of chemicals, they are perfect for baby clothes or other family members with sensitive skin or allergies. These wool balls are designed to last for more than 1000 cycles so are cost efficient saving you time and money!

Naturally Fragranced Laundry Tonic

For those of you that prefer a your freshly washed clothes to smell delicious after their wash cycle then you may want to think about a laundry tonic. Our 100% pure essential oil Laundry Tonics are a great addition to your drying cycle. These come in three different scents: Citrus Fresh for a vibrant lift, Sweet Orange made from 100% sweet orange oil (which is naturally antibacterial & can be used for many cleaning applications) or Clean Linen for a fresh wash boost. These laundry tonics will add fragrance and freshness to your next laundry load without adding harmful chemicals or synthetics making them safe to use on all clothes for all your family.  

Marine Grade Stainless Steel Pegs

Now that the warmer weather is approaching it is a great time to take advantage of the sunshine to dry your washing. Many of us have opted to go for a bag of plastic pegs from the local supermarket but have you found that over time these pegs fade, become brittle and end up snapping? Unfortunately, plastic pegs aren’t really built to last and are another damaging plastic that ends up littered in our waterways or landfill. The reason why supermarkets don’t sell stainless steel clothes pegs is because they last too long! But permanent solutions are available and ultimately work out cheaper in the long run. In a world where products are built to break and only last for a short time, our Evereco stainless steel pegs are made from premium marine grade steel meaning they won’t snap, bend or break. Weather-proof and plastic-free these pegs are rust resistant (ideal for coastal regions) and have been built to withstand windy conditions while holding heavier items such as towel and blankets. These pegs are another quick and easy swap that can help reduce the impact your weekly laundry wash has on the environment while also saving you money. These pegs provide a lifelong solution to your laundry drying needs- a worthwhile investment!

While washing clothes may not seem like a world changing activity it also shouldn’t be underestimated! The impact that you can make by making small changes to your weekly washing habit can improve your health through less chemicals in the home, can reduce the amount of time you spend in the laundry room, can lower your expenses and can also have a significant impact on our world by reducing plastic waste, pollution and energy use. So next time you reach for your next load of washing – remember that you are making a difference.

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