As we strive to lead more sustainable lives, from ditching single-use plastics to making sure we recycle correctly; we also need to make sure our daily routines are as green as they can be, including seemingly mundane tasks like doing the laundry.
Whilst we want to make sure our clothes are smelling fresh & clean, it’s equally as important to consider the environmental impact of our laundry routine. Let’s deep dive into the various ways in which doing the laundry can negatively impact our planet and our top tips on how you can green up your laundry game with our sustainable laundry hacks.
How does doing laundry negatively impact our planet?
Every year, our oceans are contaminated with over a million tons of microplastics, with a significant contribution from our washing machines. Did you know that our washing machines produce over 700,000 small plastic fibres with each use? These microplastics pollute the environment, are harmful to aquatic animals and even end up in our food and drinking water!
Accrol Group Holdings plc (LON:ACRL) is the UK’s leading independent tissue converter, producing toilet tissue, kitchen towel, facial tissue and biodegradable wet wipes. The UK soft tissue market is worth £1.6bn with private label products comprising circa 50%. Accrol is the leading supplier to the private label market, which is growing at over 8% year on year.