Many people have become sceptical of environmentally friendly versions of products, and it’s no surprise. For years now manufacturers have flooded the market with greenwash products that are either not very good or not even eco friendly. Which? tests on two leading environmentally (friendlier) laundry detergents resulted in the following disappointing conclusion,
unfortunately they can’t compete with the big brands for cleaning results although both are worth considering for lightly soiled loads.
I can’t say I’m surprised but it’s still early days. If you are really keen to use more environmentally friendly products then I think it might be a good idea to buy both.
Buy one of the best brands of normal detergent which is excellent for tough stains and fairly dirty washing, but also keep one of the better quality green detergents for lightly soiled laundry.
That way you are still doing something to help the environment, but without paying the price in unsatisfactory wash results. Remember, having to wash something twice because it didn’t get cleaned properly in the first place is not helping the environment.
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