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Environmentally Friendly Detergents – Our Top Picks

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Written by Jane Enright

Senior Brand Manager

Over the past few years, we have all become more aware of the products we use and the harm they might have on the environment. With ingredients such as phosphates, often found in supermarket detergents can affect marine life and ecosystems when mixed into the water supply, while chlorine and bleach can also irritate skin.

These products are no longer a choice for conscious shoppers, with many opting to make the change to more environmentally friendly detergents. Many have stated that the lack of stain removing power and fresh laundry scents as one of the main reasons for not converting sooner.

However, as we progress toward being less of a throwaway culture, the importance of clothes life cycle is becoming ever present in our decision making. In parallel, there are many brands that have been working hard to deliver an environmentally friendly product that also produce great stain removing, sweet smelling results!

We have gathered the eco products you need to introduce to your weekly wash day.

Method Laundry

 

 

Founded in 2000 by Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, these two former roommates blazed a trail for ‘green cleaners’ that actually worked. 20 years on and Method are still producing eco-friendly, beautifully designed, much loved products.

In 2010 they launched Method laundry detergent with smartclean technology® a powerful, patent-pending, plant-based detergent that’s 8x concentrated and packaged in a handheld pump bottle. To create its eco-friendly laundry detergent, Method has combined five naturally derived enzymes that pack a powerful dirt-removing punch, leaving tough stains in its wake. It is crafted from 98 per cent biodegradable ingredients and has been dermatologically tested. You can opt for the Peony Blush, Orchard Fruit or Wild Lavender scents.

 Ecoegg Fresh Linen Laundry Ball 

Ecoegg have a small and effective range of innovative products with very clear benefits: dermatologically tested on sensitive skin and helps reduce single use plastic by using a refillable laundry egg. Their products are suitable for vegans, contain no harmful chemicals and has been awarded Allergy UK’s, ‘Allergy Friendly Product’ since 2011.

Replacing your traditional capsule or detergent with Ecoegg, you will save on plastic consumption and also shopping bills.

'We are passionate about producing innovative products that are free from harmful chemicals, help to reduce single use plastic, kind to your skin and also kind to your pocket. We are known for our ecoegg Laundry Egg and we’ve sold over 2 million worldwide since launch'

You fill the laundry egg with the pellets that you can use for around 70 washes and then refill as needed. It leaves your clothing with a pleasant smell without the need for harsh chemicals.

Ecover

Have been at the forefront of the ‘clean world revolution’ for the best part of 40 years. They believe in clean products, clean homes and clean values, which drive their ongoing quest to keep innovating and developing their products.

Their latest laundry product has been developed so it is made from 100% post-consumer recycled, which is widely recyclable. Ecover believe in refilling bottles to minimise those that are made at their Zero Waste Factory.

#letsliveclean is part of their commitment to stop plastic pollution by working collaboratively with others and to continually innovate through the Ecover range and working toward their current goal that all the Ecover bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic.