Short of a robot that can tackle your weekly mountain of dirty clothes, Tru Earth is the most revolutionary thing to happen to laundry… ever. Tru Earth laundry strips are exactly that—eco-friendly strips that can replace bulky bottles. These tiny strips are transforming one of our weekly chores in ways that go beyond packaging. Let’s take a deeper look.
What is the Best Plastic Free Laundry Detergent?
Aware that we’re sending approximately 900 million plastic laundry jugs to US landfills every year, many are embracing zero waste laundry habits.
This could look like using powder laundry detergent that comes in compostable or recyclable cardboard packaging. In some cases, people are turning to bulk stores to get refills of their liquid laundry detergent. Other people are using soap nuts—the seed pods from trees that grow in Nepal and India which produce a natural surfactant.
But for busy families that want a quick, sustainable solution to stained t-shirts and stinky socks, laundry strips are making their way into laundry rooms around the world.
Do Laundry Strips Actually Work?
Laundry strips are pre-measured strips of concentrated laundry detergent. They’re designed to dissolve in water and each one is perfect for a single load. Oftentimes, they’re packed with more sustainable ingredients that don’t include harsh chemicals that can impact our environment and people with sensitive skin.
But do laundry strips actually work? This might be the first question to run through the mind of anyone who sees the teeny-tiny strip. It’s hard to imagine that something so small could tackle a teenager’s gym uniform.
But they can! Not only do they clean as well as most conventional laundry detergents, but they don’t leave clumps like some powder or pod detergents. Laundry strips work on dirt stains, campfire-scented clothes, and clothes that need refreshing after the daily grind.
Oftentimes, zero waste laundry detergent won’t contain optical brighteners, or fluorescent whitening agents. These can make clothes appear brighter and cleaner—but also aren’t biodegradable and pollute wastewater. Without these, your clothes might not appear as artificially bright, but you also won’t have to worry about allergic reactions, potential carcinogens, or ingredients that harm marine life.
Tru Earth Eco-Strips: Ultra-Concentrated and Eco-Friendly
Tru Earth laundry detergent was one of the first to make use of strips, which have a smaller eco-footprint than powder and liquid laundry detergents. Because they don’t contain water and come in a plastic jug, Tru Earth Eco-Strips have a transportation footprint that’s 94% lower than conventional detergents.
Tru Earth laundry strips are also hypoallergenic and work in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE) machines. The low-sudsing formula is also free of concerning ingredients like:
- Added dyes
- Chlorine bleach
- Animal-based ingredients (i.e. vegan-friendly)
- Fragrance (in the Fragrance-Free, Baby, and Platinum Fragrance Free versions)
But, does Tru Earth leave residue? No! The strips dissolve quickly—so fast, in fact, that they can be used to handwash clothes. In accordance with OECD 310D, the Tru Earth laundry solution is also readily biodegradable.
For every Tru Earth subscription ordered, 32 loads of laundry detergent are donated to food banks, front-line workers, and those in need. Since each 32-load package takes the place of 1 plastic jug, Tru Earth and its customers have already eliminated more than 9,674,366 plastic jugs from ending up in landfills—where they’d remain for thousands of years!
Do Tru Earth Laundry Strips Work in Cold Water?
Tru Earth’s laundry strips dissolve quickly in both hot and cold water. Just be sure you add the strip to the washing machine before adding clothes. If you want the most environmentally-friendly laundry day, choose cold over hot water, as it will help preserve your fabrics and reduce the carbon footprint associated with heating water.
Once your Tru Earth package is empty, just compost or recycle the cardboard for truly zero waste laundry.
Sustainable Suds and So Much More
Tru Earth is just one of the revolutionary laundry brands in our zero waste laundry collection. When using Tru Earth Laundry Strips, you can round out your eco-laundry day with other innovative products like microfiber catching laundry balls, wool dryer balls that reduce drying times, and stainless steel clips to hang-dry your clothes. Green Eco Dream will be here to help you help our planet each and every laundry day.
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