In a recent research commissioned by LG Electronics, over a quarter of British people polled considered the environment and climate change to be their biggest concern for future generations. This was even ahead of fears around the cost of living. Do you have concerns for the environment when it comes to doing your laundry? If so, I thought I’d share a few tips on how you could do it in an Eco-friendly way. Out of the 2000 UK adults surveyed, 20% were willing to forgo a bath and 24% to not take flights in an attempt to make a difference.
When it came to clothing and laundry, the survey revealed some very interesting facts. Over a quarter of those surveyed said they would put off washing clothes for environmental reasons.
Around 40% of women questioned said they would wear their jeans up to three times before washing, whilst 19% of men were willing to hold out until after 11 wears.
The survey revealed that around a fifth of men confessed to re-wearing their underwear up to three times before washing them. Here are 8 tips on how to do the laundry the Eco-friendly way.
1.Wash in full loads.
The survey from LG showed that 5% of people did their laundry at least once a day, compared to 73% who on average will do 11 washes a month, and only when loads are full.
2. Use Environmentally friendly and biodegradable detergents or soap powders. 3. Consider drying your clothes outdoors.
4. Reduce energy expenditure by reducing the temperature of the wash. 5.Make your own Eco-friendly detergent. Here’s a recipe for detergent to share.
6. Avoid unnecessary ironing or dry cleaning.
7. Use non-Chlorine bleach. 8. Upgrade to an energy efficient washing machine.
LG has recently launched its Centum System technology washing machine. It’s a nod to being environmentally considerate. These energy efficient washing machines come with a 20 year warranty.
LG’s unique Centum system utilises a new damping system with shock absorbers, similar to those found in cars. With its fixed tub system, it boasts one of the quietest spin cycles on the market with less wear and tear to garments.
The Energy Saving Trust did an independent review of the LG Centum System washing machine, and tests revealed it to use 217kWh less electricity every year than an A+ rated model of the same size. This is a saving of 67% of the usual electricity running costs. I’m happy to have discovered LG’s new energy saving Centum System washing machine. It would definitely be an option for when I need to replace my existing one.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the tips. I think I may attempt to try out that Eco-friendly detergent recipe too.
Wishing you all a lovely start to your week.
(All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with LG).