Tag: Laundry - Page 4

  • Survey: How Do You Dry Your Clothes?

    September 19, 9:05 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    When Jasmin posted about vinyl dryer balls, noting that they were made from "one of the most poisonous plastics ever created, posing great environmental and health hazards in its manufacture, product life, and disposal." she suggested no alternatives and

  • Arm & Hammer Dye and Fragrance-Free Detergent

    September 13, 10:59 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Organic Beauty

    Arm & Hammer has developed a dye- and fragrance-free version of its Essentials Liquid Laundry detergent for people with sensitive skin. Made from naturally derived surfactants and biodegradable plant-based soaps, the dermatologist-tested detergent also

  • Airwash Waterless Washing Machine: Another Notch in the Bedpost

    August 23, 3:21 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    When we first spotted the Airwash laundry concept back in 2005 (it was fresh off a ElectroLux Design Lab 2005 Award win), we had high hopes for the waterless washing system. Using negative ions and compressed air, it cleans clothes without the

  • Haier WasH2O, the Detergent-Free Washing Machine

    August 1, 11:52 AM by Collin Dunn in Clean Technology

    TreeHugger is always on the lookout for ways to cut back on the resources and stuff we need to get by on a day-to-day basis, and it doesn't get much more routine than laundry. We've seen some good green options in the past -- LG's steam machine and

  • TH Forums Highlights: Lazy People, Laundry Tips, What is Green? and More

    July 30, 7:38 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    The TreeHugger Forums are growing into a pretty diverse community, where you can get green tips and info, ask your burning green questions (and get some answers) or have it out in a debate over the respective benefits of different green approaches. Here

  • Hang It Out to Dry on the Alberto Clothesline

    July 18, 2:18 PM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    We don't get to say this kind of thing very often, but find it particularly apropos: that is one sexy clothesline/drying rack. As we noted awhile back, 75% of the energy consumption of apparel comes from laundering (rather than production or

  • Today is Hanging Out Day, But You Can Hang In Too

    April 19, 8:39 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    Hanging out day is fine for those in houses, but what about in apartments? In Singapore, people in apartments put their laundry on a bamboo pole and stick it on the balcony; it is quite colourful, but landlords and condo corps don't seem receptive to

  • Get Ready for National Hanging Out Day

    April 12, 8:35 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    Mark this down in your calendar: April 19 is National Hanging Out day, which is not about slackers but about hanging out your slacks, a celebration of the clothesline as an alternative to the dryer. Founded by

  • Getting Ready for Earth Day: Save Water When You Wash

    April 10, 11:12 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger's Earth Day Guide is now in full swing; there you'll find quick, easy ideas and tips for making your lifestyle a little greener in celebration of the upcoming Earth Day (Sunday, April 22). We've already taken a look at ways to save water in

  • TreeHugger Picks: Have a Green Weekend

    March 9, 11:42 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    For many TreeHuggers, weekends offer a break from work and a good chance to catch up on some fun stuff; read a book, go out for dinner, or just sleep in a little bit. For others, it's time to do some chores and prepare for next week. Either way, here

  • domino & TreeHugger's Green List: Cleaning

    March 1, 10:12 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    As we near the end of domino's Green List (just two more to go!), it's only natural that we include some details on how to clean up, green style. There are lots of simple, everyday way to be green while you clean, and regular TreeHugger readers will

  • Most Huggable

    January 11, 11:43 AM by Jacob Gordon in Culture

    In Seattle, groundbreaking legislation incentivizes builders to green their roofs and vegetate their walls… A mother/blogger puts those supposedly green laundry balls to the test to see if they’re all they’re rolled out to be. The verdict? Washed

  • Portable Spin Dryer from The Laundry Alternative

    November 13, 10:27 AM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Fashion

    The company that brought the world the Wonderwash is at it again. The Laundry Alternative recently came out with a spin dryer that revolves at 3200 rpm to help dry your clothes in just two or three minutes; it won't do the same job as a conventional

  • Award Winning Enviro Laundry Saves the Climate

    November 10, 8:10 AM by Warren McLaren in Bathroom Design

    Ozone, is a substance that like CO2, seems not only to require international treaties, but it likes cleaning stuff. Apparently NASA discovered it works a treat as a disinfectant, killing bacteria and making stains soluble at low temperatures. The

  • 25 Ways to Save the Planet: 16 - 20

    April 25, 9:50 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger believes that if everyone comes together to make a couple small changes, we can make a big difference. As part of our continuing series, here are five more ways to green your lifestyle without breaking a sweat.

  • TreeHugger Picks: Eco-Laundry

    April 7, 11:20 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Ahh...Friday. The weekend is nigh, which, for some of us means time away from work to attend to life's simpler pleasures. One of these, without a doubt, is laundry. We all can't swing by the world's largest laundromat that uses solar electricity (in