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Wintertime Drying - Indoor vs Outdoor

Kate Jakubas Laundry Tips Sustainability

Wintertime Drying - Indoor vs Outdoor

Tips for hang-drying clothes in the winter and how it's a benefit to add some moisture to the dry winter air.

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Powder is Better!

Kate Jakubas

Our Right Hand Laundry Powder is a powder, not a liquid...and we like it that way! Here are the main advantages of using a powder instead of a liquid for laundry needs: 1. Liquids require using preservatives - we avoid them! Avoiding preservatives is our favorite reason to use (or switch to) powdered cleaners. When waters are included in products, they tend to grow molds and bacteria. To avoid this and keep products safe and effective, water-based liquids need a preservative. Many preservatives used in green cleaners, like hexahydro-1,3,5-tris (2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine, also known as THT, are derived from petroleum and are known as...

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Staying in Touch with Meliora K

Kate Jakubas

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Plastic pollution in waterways may be coming from your clothes

Kate Jakubas

Sometimes it's easy to think of household appliances as magic boxes that simply do what we want - clean clothes, wash dishes, keep food cold - without any input or waste created. Of course, that's not true, and a washing machine is no exception. It requires energy and water to run, and it creates waste in the form of the dirty water that contains residues of laundry detergent, the dirt from our clothes, even small bits of clothes themselves.  small plastic fibers collected in a gulf sample in Maine image: Marine Environmental Research Institute   When these clothes are made...

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Washing Soda: Meet Your Ingredient

Kate Jakubas Meet Your Ingredient

What is it? Also known as sodium carbonate or soda ash, washing soda is a mineral substance that occurs as a grainy white powder. Its chemical formula is Na2CO3.  Where does it come from? Washing soda occurs in natural deposits in the ground, and can also be manufactured synthetically from sodium chloride and lime (two naturally occurring and very abundant chemicals). In the United States, there is a very large deposit of washing soda near the Green River in Wyoming, so removing this by mining is more cost effective than producing it synthetically. It’s a smart assumption that if you buy...

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