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Jun 18, 2010

Seventh Generation's Project Laundry Line - Post 2


We're at the end of the Seventh Generation 'Project Laundry Line' Challenge and here's my final v-log.
(Here's Post 1, incase you missed out on the 'Buzz')



(Yes I was bolder this time round but not bold enough to stay in front of the flip for the whole duration....Oh and please do excuse the bad focus at the end....I still have to master taking v-logs of myself!)

Need more inspiration? Check out Seventh Generation's Environmental Savings Statement.

Seventh Generation products are manufactured in the most sustainable way possible, and we use only those ingredients that do not pose any chronic health risks and that are safe for the environment. We use only recycled paper in our paper products, primarily post-consumer materials, and we never use chlorine bleach. We disclose all ingredients for all of our cleaning products.

We want to quantify the real impact of using Seventh Generation products for our consumers,” said Martin Wolf, Director of Product & Environmental Technology at Seventh Generation. “In doing so, we study the environmental impact of our products versus conventional products and create environmental saving statements to help people understand the difference that they can make when they reach for something on the supermarket shelf.

Our savings statements quantify the positive impact on the environment of using a sustainable product and are based on average, daily sales for some of our products in North America.


Here's some eco-food for thought.....

· 90% of the energy used when washing clothes is used for heating the water.

· Approximately 23.8 billion pounds of clothing and textiles end up in U.S. landfills each year

· The average household can save up to $25 per month off electric bill by line drying.

· Sunlight bleaches and disinfects

· Approximately one quarter of Americans use an ENERGY STAR washer. There are no ENERGY STAR dryers on the market.

· Indoor drying racks can humidify in dry winter weather.

· Seventh Generation 2X Concentrate Liquid Laundry Detergent is specially formulated to remove soil and stains in cold water, and reduces CO2 emissions.

· Getting out of hot water can save you money—as much as $70/year on your energy bill

· Laundry that's cold water washed and line dried lasts longer, helping to protect the environment and your wallet.

· Cold water washing and line drying helps conserve energy and the environment, while reducing climate change.

· If Americans air dried their clothing for 10 months out of the year, we could avoid 12 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

· If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 100 ox. 2x ultra petroleum-based liquid laundry detergent with our 100 oz. 2x ultra plant derived product, we could save 466,000 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 26,800 U.S. holes for a year.

· 60 million Americans live in approximately 300,000 community associations. The majority of these restrict or ban the clothesline.

· You can reduce the full lifecycle climate change impact of your jeans by up to 50 percent by line drying and washing them in cold water.

· Conventional detergents contain polluting surfactants like alkylphenol ethoxylates, or APEs. Natural laundry products use safe, biodegradable ingredients such as vegetable oils.


Now that's something to think about! Your family may be small but remember that every little effort towards the 'Big Picture' does make a difference.....


• If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 100 oz. 2X concentrate petroleum-based laundry liquid with our 100 oz. 2X concentrate plant-derived product, we could save 466,000 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 26,800 U.S. homes for a year!

• If every household in the U.S. replaced just one box of polyester fabric softener sheets with our paper sheets, and recycled or composted after use, we could prevent 6,000 tons of solid waste fron entering our landfills, equivalent to 640 garbage trucks.

• If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 50oz. petroleum-based baby laundry liquid with our 50oz. plant-derived product, we could save 169,000 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 9,700 U.S. homes for a year!

• If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 50oz. petroleum-based delicate care laundry liquid with our 50oz. plant-derived product, we could save 156,000 barrels of oil, enough to heat and cool 8,900 U.S. homes for a year!

• If every household in the U.S. replaced one bottle of 64oz. bleach containing chlorine with our 64oz. chlorine free bleach, we could prevent 11.6 million pounds of chlorine from entering our environment.


Are you all set to make 'Project Laundry Line' a part of your routine?
WE ARE!


** One reader will have the opportunity to win a Seventh Generation “Project Laundry Line” kit that will include
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY




** EBMR Disclaimer:
I was sent a Seventh Generation “Project Laundry Line” kit that included Seventh Generation Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Liquid (good for 66 loads of laundry), a portable laundry line, clothes pins, laundry basket, and a Flip camera for review purposes by Seventh Generation, through My Blog Spark. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self and information provided by Seventh Generation. Please note that the personal opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.**

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1 Comments:

At June 20, 2010 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Mary Q Contrarie said...

I do not have a dryer and I dry all my clothes on a clothes drying rack. It really is not hard.

What works best for my family is to launder in the evening. After dinner dishes are clean I place a rack in the center of the kitchen and let them dry over night. This also keeps us from late night snacking since it is very difficult to get to the refrigerator which helps to keep us all a little healthier.

 

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