At P&G, we believe sustainable behavior is a shared responsibility. So our environmental commitments come in two parts: making our products more sustainable, and helping you, the user of our products, make your life more sustainable.
Why should you pay attention to these eco tips, though?
These eco conscious tips allow you to not only contribute to a better environment through energy and water savings, but will allow you to reduce your own consumption, making many small savings that added up over the whole year are substantial.
Finding the washing detergent that’s best for your pocket and the environment is remarkably simple. Newer products have the latest sustainable innovations. So buy high quality detergents. The Ariel commitment is based on efficiency, so the detergent will last longer, making the washing more cost effective and giving you the best performance.
Concentrated detergents and PODS are great solutions.
Turn it down
When it comes to using the detergent, the most efficient way to save is by turning down the washing machine to 30 degrees or using quick cycles, which are often automatically run at low temperatures. Ariel gel works well at 30 degrees, and is up to 30% more efficient than washing at 40 degrees. Also, it helps to prolong the appearance of your clothes if you wash with Ariel in quick and low temperature cycles.
Dose it right
Dosing is also important. Make sure to check the dosing instructions on the pack before use.
Too much and you both waste detergent and may have to wash again. Too little and you almost certainly will need to wash again. Ariel PODS are the best choice here, as they’re already dosed for you. With high quality detergents like Ariel liquid, there’s also no need for pre-washing. Ariel gives you brilliant tough stain removal in 1 wash, so you can be even more eco-friendly.
After wash recycling
What about after the wash? The first thing you can do is make sure to recycle the packaging. Most of our packaging is recyclable, so help by taking your packs to a recycling center or recycling yourself.
Talking recycling, another tip is to give the clothes you no longer want or need a second life by giving them to charity, making someone else happy. If your clothes live on for an extra nine months of active use, you can reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by around 20-30% each year. (Source: Wrap.org.uk/clothing survey)