Air your dirty laundry, and other reasons to back away from the washer/dryer
Roughly ¼ of a garment’s environmental impact happens after it leaves the store. Change the way you wash your clothes and make the environment, your bills and even your clothes better.
Get lazy ladies, we’re giving you five reasons to back away from the washer/dryer.
Yep, it’s legit (apart from socks and undies, we’re not animals). Items not worn next to the skin usually don’t need washing after just one wear.
Fill it to the max
Did you know half loads use almost as much energy as full loads? That’s like buying a bottle and only drinking a glass! Waste not, want not.
It’ll reduce microplastic fibre release and CO2 emissions. Fun fact: care labels state the highest temp you can launder a garment at, not the recommended temperature.
Bin it, don’t block it
When cleaning the dryer, don’t wash the lint down the drain, throw it in the bin.
Avoid long washing cycles
Longer periods of washing cause more friction between fabrics, increasing microplastic fibre release.
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