When we wash and then dry our clothes, we assume that our laundry is fresh and ready-to-wear, but how clean is it really?
Laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, and even dryer balls made from PVC, contain some not-so-snuggly ingredients that are doing a lot of harm to our health and our planet. It’s a big load! Although laundry products are marketed to make us believe that the warm fuzzy bunnies, teddy bears, or babies are clean, safe, and comforting, we often overlook the fine print telling us that they contain hazardous chemicals. Cuddly sweet baby on the front label with skulls and crossbones and warning as companions!
The good news, as usual, is that there are healthy, truly clean options. We don’t bring up these scary issues to scare you … but to educate and then offer solutions.
Better Laundry Resources
Choose really clean laundry soap:
We no longer need all of that bulky plastic packaging in our laundry room. Find our favourite Laundry Detergent Sheets in our Favourite Things Topic in TWIC.
Click here for our choices.
Swap laundry sheets for something better:
BaaLLS, Organic Wool Dryer Balls … our smart, healthy alternative for plastic dryer balls or toxic dryer sheets. No microplastics for us, please!
Click here to learn more about these and available options.
Know better, do better:
Listen to our Conversation in Wellness Intelligence with Rick Smith, Amy Hamilton, and Scott Morrison on microplastics and Empathy Economics.
Click here to watch and listen.
With each wash, countless plastic fibers from synthetic textiles are making their way from washing machines into our rivers and oceans. This Guppyfriend Washing Bag is a patented solution, that filters out the tiniest microfibers released from textiles during washing. The self-cleaning fabric bag is made of a specially designed micro-filter material. Simply collect the fibers and dispose of them properly.
Click here to learn about this neat product.