Sustainable environment - How to "green" your laundry?
When we extract resources from nature, the concept becomes sustainable that nature should be able to recover by its own power and that we do not pollute and destroy.
Our environment is the basis for everything. Without a healthy environment, the floor is pulled away from us. From our environment, our soil, nature, we get products that we feed on. Nature's ecosystem provides us with services that we don't have to pay for, but which we are in great need of, e.g. pollination. When we extract resources from nature, the concept becomes sustainable that nature should be able to recover on its own and that we do not pollute and destroy. Today we are taking too many resources from our planet. In Sweden, we would need three planets if we are to continue with our lifestyle and consumption. It tempts the earth's resources and ecosystem.
That is why it is important to think about what you can do in your household that can positively affect the environment.
Detergents labeled with the Swan or Good environmental choice are products with less negative environmental impact.
På Stell's lemon wash is 100% organic and natural. It is made from natural oils that clean, soften, are antistatic and have antiseptic properties. Is dermatologically tested and gentle on all skin types. You don't need to use sunscreen either. Fabric softener has no antibacterial effect. In addition, it is not environmentally friendly because the largest part of the product ends up directly in the drain.
Many people think that more detergent gives cleaner laundry. The more detergent, the more foam and the more foam, the worse it washes clean. It also becomes difficult to rinse, which is at least as important for a good washing process. If you are sensitive, there may also be a certain risk of an allergic reaction if the detergent is not properly rinsed out of the garment.
The degree of hardness of the water also determines the amount of detergent and in the Nordics, most households have soft water, which means that the amount of detergent can be reduced.
Washing at a lower temperature reduces energy consumption more than you might think. A wash at 40 degrees only consumes half of the energy used for washing at 60 degrees. If you wash your clothes at 30 degrees instead of 40 degrees, you save about 30% energy.
To heat the water during a wash, it takes almost four times more energy than it does to manufacture and transport the detergent.
Follow the washing label. Also remember not to wash unnecessarily - you can wash our organic products at 30 degrees. If you wash too hot, there is a risk that the clothes will shrink or lose their shape and color. The best way to dry organic garments is lying down or hanging.