What to expect from this action
Stage One focuses on doing laundry less frequently and at lower temperatures, with tips for stain removal and freshness. Learn how to resist the urge to throw something in the wash!
Stage Two continues with this theme, with added advice on eco-detergents. Learn how to tackle stains naturally and reduce microfibre shedding.
Stage Three covers looking after your machine, your clothes, and the planet!
Coming soon: an action to help you dry clothes in a more energy-efficient way!
Why Clean up your laundry routine?
For the planet and your pocket
The washing machine is one of the most used appliances in the household. According to Which? Washing at 30°C instead of 40°C uses 38% less energy and could cut energy bills by £28 a year. Let’s face it, every penny counts!
If everyone in the UK switched to 30°C washes, the CO2 saving would be the equivalent of taking 400,000 cars off the road! SOURCE: Which?
Recent reports show that up to 800,000 microplastic fibres are released from synthetics in a single clothes wash. These fibres work their way to rivers and oceans, and inside the bellies of marine life, causing hazardous effects.
For your body and your clothes
Washing with fewer chemicals is not only kinder to waterways and marine life, it’s great for your body too. Common ingredients in commercial detergents can cause skin irritation, allergies, respiratory problems, headaches, vertigo, plus many more side effects – some are even carcinogenic!
Peace with the Wild has a good blog stating the key ingredients to avoid!
Washing at a lower temperature and less often can preserve dyed and delicate clothes, making them last longer.
Ready to get started?
Awesome, by being here you’ve completed the first step in your journey to becoming an eco-friendly laundry champion. Accept the action in the app and let’s turn your laundry green!