Disclosure: I’ve been compensated by Tide to create this post and share my personal experiences with Tide #purclean and share the news of the #CleanPledge #CA this Earth Day. Opinions are my own.
As my second-grader keeps reminding me, Earth Day 2017 is fast approaching. We try to love the Earth all year long, but we definitely do a couple special things on Earth Day, like last year’s trail clean up where Chels, her BFF and I donned some gloves and picked up a full garbage bag of trash from the edges of the provincial trail that runs behind our property. This year, we will probably do the same… when the snow disappears, it’s crazy how much junk has accumulated (c’mon! Stop littering, people!).
How do I make doing our laundry a practice in sustainability though? I use cold water whenever possible, only do full loads on quick cycles (that is NEVER a problem, trust me… the downside of fitness is the never-ending pile of sweaty clothes and towels), we wash towels in a separate (again, full and quick) load, avoid chlorine bleach, and use a quality bio-based detergent like Tide purclean, which helps me keep our clothes in tip top shape, so that they last longer – and in the case of the kiddo’s clothes, can be passed along to be reused, hopefully many times.
What small changes are you making, or will you make, to your laundry habits that can make a big difference to the environment? Join me in taking the Tide Sustainable Laundry Pledge at http://tide.ca/en-ca/about-tide/tide-purclean/tide-purclean-wwf-cleanpledge and tweet (@Tide). For every pledge tide gets between now and
Earth Day (April 22nd) the end of the month – April 30th, Tide purclean will donate $5 to WWF-Canada’s Count For Nature campaign, up to $15,000.
About Tide purclean:
- Tide purclean is the first plant-based detergent with the cleaning power of Tide
- Tide purclean is 65% plant-based, as certified by the USDA BioPreferred Program
- Gentle for baby’s clothes
- Free of dyes, chlorine, phosphates, ethanolamine and optical brighteners
- Unscented version is free of perfumes
- HE-Compatible—Tide purclean works in all machines
- Tide purclean is hypoallergenic
Happy Earth Day!