For an eco-friendly laundry day, consider the following: Be sure to run only full loads of wash. According to Discovery’s Planet Green, the average household would reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 99 pounds a year by running only full loads. Opt for cold water when possible, and consider a natural gas tankless water heater, which heats only the water you need when you need it. And with a natural gas dryer, you can dry on average two loads of clothes for the same cost as one electric dryer load. Avoid conventional detergents containing harmful pollutants. Instead, use homemade or natural products. Remember — you don’t need to dirty up the planet when you clean your clothes.
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