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Go Green: 5 Ways to Make Laundry More Eco-Friendly

 Cut Back on Water

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You’d be surprised to learn just how much water is wasted by such simple household chores. According to National Geographic, “nearly 22% of indoor home water use comes from doing laundry.” You can cut down that number significantly just by making a few small adjustments to your laundry routine.

   

  • Did you know that traditional “concentrated” laundry detergents are made up of nearly 75% water?! But Dropps detergents are 6x more concentrated, meaning you use less detergent for even better results, saving millions of gallons of water each year without even thinking about it!
  • Run full loads of laundry whenever possible—they are the most water-efficient way to wash your clothes. If you do have a smaller load, make sure to adjust the water level accordingly so that all that extra water doesn’t go to waste!

Ditch the Jug

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Besides being heavy, messy, and inconvenient to store, those big detergent jugs are incredibly wasteful. Thousands of tons of those plastic containers end up in landfills each year. Our packaging uses less plastic (1 jug = 292 empty Dropps pouches), and is lighter for transportation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By switching to Dropps dissolvable detergent pacs, you can do your part to keep our environment clean!

Go Energy Efficient

According to Home Water Works, just by replacing your washer with a new high-efficiency washer, you can save more than 6,000 gallons of water each year! New ENERGY STAR dryers also have moisture sensors that turn off the dryer once it senses that the clothes are dry, “which saves energy and reduces wear and tear on your clothes caused by over-drying.” Happy clothes and less energy used? Yes, please!

Adjust the Temperature

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“Water heating consumes about 90% of the energy it takes to operate a clothes washer,” according to ENERGY STAR. So using cold water is gentler on your clothes, prevents fading and set-in stains, and it even helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions! Alliance to Save Energy suggests reducing your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to save energy if you ever need to use a warmer setting. Plus, Dropps detergents are compatible with all water temperatures!

Buy in Bulk

Buying your detergents in larger quantities decreases the amount of packaging required to ship the products. According to the EPA, nearly 80 million tons of waste is created from packaging each year. When you buy products in bulk, you ultimately help to decrease this number and contribute to saving our environment! Buying in bulk not only reduces waste, but it also reduces your costs—a case of detergent (in comparison to individual pouches) will save you about 30% of that hard-earned cash!

 

To learn more about how Dropps can help you make a difference in the environment, see The Dropps Difference!

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