Reduce your Carbon Footprint! Did you know Americans throw away over 68 POUNDS of clothing per person per year?! That’s a lot of waste! Do your part to help recycle perfectly acceptable clothing. Right now Americans only purchase around 10 pounds of used clothing per year! Let’s raise that number and be environmentally friendly together so our children can enjoy the home we all share for years to come.
Info on Clothing Waste can be found HERE
Organic Laundry Detergent-Are you wondering “What’s the big deal about organic laundry detergent?” GOOD! We’re glad you asked! Many people pick laundry detergent based on smell or stain removal claims and not according to the ingredients contained inside. Some commercial brands don’t even list ingredients on their bottles and if they do, a common ingredient called “surfactants” is usually at the top of the list. Here’s the problem- “surfactants” refer to a long list of chemicals that are used in the product to help water penetrate into your clothing. When these chemicals are used they release Benzene (a toxin that has been linked to causing cancer and reproductive disorders) into the environment.
Organic laundry detergent DOES NOT contain harmful chemicals like Surfactants, Phosphates, Phenols, Sodium Hypochlorite etc. These chemicals are harmful not only to our environment but to our bodies; causing allergies, irritation and even cancer! It’s important to protect ourselves and the environment from these harmful chemicals but it’s even more important to protect our children from early exposure or ANY exposure to these chemicals which can increase their risks of developing health problems in the future.
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We only use organic laundry detergent and cleaning agents. Here is a list of the Organic Laundry Detergents we use at The Bundle Borrow in case you would like to GO GREEN and begin to help save the environment with us.