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5 Sustainable Laundry Tips

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

One laundry machine will use as much water in one year as the average person drinks in a lifetime. All but less than 1% of utility-treated (cleaned) water is consumed. More than 99% of it goes to lawns, washing machines, toilets, and literally down the drain.

Here are 5 eco-friendly laundry tips ♻️:

♻️Save up your laundry for full loads-

Resist the urge to do several small loads over the course of a week, and wait until you have a washers worth of laundry. Even the most high tech energy efficient washing machines use 27 gallons of water and older models consumer up to 54 gallons per load.

♻️Wear it more than once-

Not every item needs to go into the wash after just one day, or worse, just a few hours of use.

♻️Use green laundry detergent-

Skip detergents with artificial fragrances, which are filled with chemicals that can end up in our waterways. @all_laundry Free & Clear is a great choice!

♻️Cut down on dryer time-

You can increase your dryer's efficiency simply by emptying the lint trap before each load. You also can save a lot of energy by sending each load of laundry through an extra spin cycle to squeeze out extra moisture before tossing them in the dryer. And if you would like to line-dry but need your laundry to be done faster, use the dryer just for 10 or 15 minutes before hanging your items.

♻️Use cold water-

90% of the energy used for washing clothes goes into heating the water.

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