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  • Writer's pictureJenny Hu

Washing your clothes climate-friendly

Washing is an understated way to do your part in mitigating your impact on the climate. Let's do a little dive on ways anyone can do a little better for the planet.


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1. Use Cold Water. Approximately 90% of the energy used in washing machines goes toward heating water.  Coldwater washing can significantly  Cut down on energy bills
 Reduce your carbon footprint
 Prevent clothes from shrinking, fading, or losing their shape

2. Phosphate-Free Biodegradable Detergents. Biodegradable detergents break down more easily in the environment, reducing their long-term ecological impact.+ Phosphates in detergents contribute to water pollution by promoting the growth of harmful algae in water bodies.

3. Skip the Dryer. Skipping the dryer in favor of air drying can significantly reduce your energy consumption. + Dryers can cause wear and tear on clothes, leading to faster deterioration. Air drying helps maintain the quality and lifespan of your clothing.

4. Try Microfiber Filters; Microfiber filters are designed to capture tiny synthetic fibers that shed from textiles during washing. Filters can be installed in your machine, or by buying a dedicated microfiber bag for your synthetic fiber garments.


















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