We all need to wash our clothes and sadly the laundry process is quite wasteful. It takes a lot of water and also there is a lot money spent on detergents. However, there are a few things you can do to monitor the expenses and the waste. Those changes can even extend the life of your clothes, so read on to see what you should do.
You can start with switching to concentrated liquid detergent instead of the regular powder detergent and fabric softener. A concentrated liquid detergent requires less soap per load, and some brands are pre-packaged in single unit doses. This carries several environmental benefits such as less packaging, less detergent per load and less water used in the manufacturing process.
Next, use a lower temperature when setting the laundry program. Hot water program takes more energy because the water must be heated and about 90 percent of the cost of one load of laundry is spent on heating the water. If your clothes aren’t covered in mud, you can use warm water and even cold water for really delicate clothes.
Hang your clothes to dry outside instead of using a dryer. Let the sun dry your clothes naturally and save energy (and even reduce your electricity bill). Dryers can sometimes damage your clothes, as they can shrink clothes and deteriorate the fibers.
Lastly, if you really want to save water, you can wash the clothes manually, and put only sheets and towels in the washing machine. However, this is quite extreme so you can just adopt some of the above tips and feel that you helped, even just a little bit.
In this link you can find more tips: 7 Ways to Green Your Laundry.
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