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April 14, 2022 2 min read

Many of us are taking actions such as mending our clothes, buying preloved fashion, or buying fewer clothes as a way to reduce our environmental footprint. Amazingly, 70% of the energy required in the average life cycle of a t-shirt happensafterthe t-shirt is produced. When we think about the impact of our clothes on the environment, we can sometimes forget about the impact of washing and drying. 

But being eco-conscious doesn’t mean sacrificing effectiveness, or spending more money. Check out our top 4 tips below on how to reduce your environmental impact in the laundry.

1. Only wash clothes when you need to
We’ve been led to believe that our clothes need washing after every use, which simply is not true. A clothes airer is your best friend when it comes to airing out your clothes between wears, when they’re not quite ready for a wash. Washing out stains by hand can also help avoid unnecessary laundering.

2. Use the correct amount of laundry detergent
Most people don’t realise they may be using too much detergent - through incorrect measurement, or even by popping in ‘a bit extra, just in case’! We’ve all been there, when we’ve been in a rush. Unfortunately, using the wrong amount of extra detergent can be bad for your clothes, skin and machine.

Using pre-measured detergent strips will help to guard against 3 things: degrading the quality of your clothes, having a negative impact on the environment, and having to buy detergent more frequently.

And while you’re at it, you can also skip the fabric softener - saving you time and money. Fabric softeners coat fibres, trapping soil inside and making them less absorbent.

3. Switch to zero-waste laundry products
Plastic has become a huge part of our everyday lives. Amazingly, around 50% of the plastic produced worldwide is used only once and thrown away.  

Reduce the plastics in your home by choosing plastic-free packaging where possible. OurLaundry Detergent Strips come in their own handy box, which is then composted or recycled after use.

4. Keep an eye on the water temperature
By now, we all know that washing with cold water is the best option for the environment. But did you know that even the cold cycle of your washing machine uses some hot water? Result: it’s more effective than many people realise! 

Pro tip: Experts recommend running a monthly hot-water cycle for your bath towels, to keep them at their best.

Together, we can lighten laundry’s load on our environment!

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth