Though laundry is a regular and mundane part of life, it has significant environmental impacts. Residential washing machines on average use 41 gallons of water per load, and a clothes dryer is responsible for approximately 6% of a homes energy usage. Multiply that by an average of 300 loads of laundry per year per family!
Where to start…
Have you ever taken a minute to really think about all the plastic that fills your kitchen? Countless bottles of cleaning supplies, dried goods and condiments, produce, and pretty much everything else. Food is packaged in plastic, then brought home in a plastic bag, and after a meal leftovers are stored in plastic containers. It’s a bit much, am I right?