Want to keep your clothes clean and your environment even cleaner? Look no further than these simple tips for reducing micro plastics and toxins in your laundry routine!
1. Use a mesh bag for your laundry.
First up, grab yourself a mesh laundry bag. This handy little tool will act like a filter, trapping any pesky micro plastics or debris before they can make their way into your washing machine and, ultimately, your clothes. It's like a bouncer for your laundry - only letting in the good stuff.
2. Check the labels of your clothing and fabrics for any mention of “microfiber”.
This is a type of synthetic fibre that is often used in sportswear and other outdoor clothing. If you can’t find a natural fibre alternative, try to opt for clothing made from recycled materials.
3. Avoid using harsh chemicals and detergents in your wash.
When it comes to detergents and other laundry products, steer clear of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Not only can these toxins be harmful to your health, but they're also bad news for the environment. But don't worry, there are plenty of eco-friendly alternatives on the market that work just as well (if not better!)
4 -Wash your laundry in cold water as often as possible
Warm water can actually cause more of the micro plastics to detach from the clothing and fabrics, making them more likely to end up in the environment. So, save some energy and money by turning down the heat on your wash.
By following these simple steps, you'll not only be keeping your clothes looking fresh and clean, but you'll also be doing your part to reduce micro plastics and toxins in your environment. Now that's a win-win situation!