Cut Microplastics in your Laundry with Laundry Strips
I’m trying to cut plastic from my laundry routine by switching to laundry strips
Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that are shed from your clothes every time you do laundry. In tests, it happens with most clothing (especially because our clothing is made from synthetics/plastic). However, it’s worse depending on what kind of laundry detergent you use.
One daily habit that I want to create is to do what I can to help use less products, less plastic, electricity and water. Yes, I’m concerned about climate change and the impact our heavy consumption has on the planet. Instead of just reading about it and feeling down, I want to do what I can to change my patterns.
One way I’m doing that is to take the simple task of doing laundry, a household chore, that is inevitable in your life and turn it into something better for our planet. By changing my laundry soap.
Most popular commercial brand detergents are manufactured using synthetic chemical compounds, making them very different from soap, which is made from natural substances like lye and plant saponins.
These chemical-filled laundry detergents are added to dirty laundry and do their job of lifting stains. Then they’re washed out, diluted, and sent down the drain with the wastewater from your washing machine. This is where the problem from our laundry for our environment begins.
Chemicals from the most popular detergents can have a far-reaching environmental impact, but there’s an alternative that I’ve started using that has less waste and chemicals. Continue to do laundry as you normally would but with laundry strips like Tru Earth.
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Tru Earth Eco-Strips Laundry Detergent is the most convenient and eco-friendly way to do laundry. Their detergents are hypoallergenic, vegan friendly, and paraben-free. They’re gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. And as for the environment, Tru Earth Eco-Strips laundry detergents also have a dramatically smaller eco-footprint than liquid and powder detergents.
Thanks to Tru Earth’s packaging, which is cardboard, they have zero plastic. It’s also lightweight and takes up less space in the laundry room compared to those plastic jugs. Plus, a lot of us use way more detergent than we need to (you only need a few tablespoons of liquid detergent) and you just drop a sheet in and start the load as usual. Use two sheets if it’s especially dirty.
Here’s my video about Tru Earth laundry strips. And if you want to go greener, I’ll save you some green. Use this link and the coupon code CLEANFREAK10 for 10% off your order.
Tru Earth reduces transportation fuel consumption and global-warming carbon emissions by 94% compared to today’s leading-brand liquid and powder detergent. What does that mean exactly? Saving on truck fuel and CO2 is equivalent to taking 27 million cars off the road for a day or planting nine million trees.
As you can see, even the smallest change can have a big impact. Browse Tru Earth’s detergents and packages today and start making a difference, one load at a time.