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Plastic Free Laundry Detergent + Laundry Solutions

Plastic Free Laundry Detergent + Laundry Solutions
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Updated: 4/21/2021 | Plastic Free Laundry Detergent + Solutions

Plastic is bad for our world! There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Plastic takes over 500+ years to break down and can enter and pollute our water systems and marine life.

Many brands are getting creative and coming up with plastic-free solutions so that you do not have to create plastic waste each time you do your laundry.

Below are our top plastic-free laundry solutions to help you make the switch easier.

Plastic Free Laundry Detergent

#1 TruEarth Laundry Strips

tru earth dissolvable zero waste laundry detergent strips

TruEarth laundry strips come in a compostable cardboard envelope. The sheets are perforated into halves. Each half cleans a load of laundry.

Buy 32 sheets for $16.95.

#2 Neon Buddha Conscious Care Laundry Strips

Neon Buddha Sustainable Laundry Strips

Neon Buddha also offers zero waste laundry strips in compostable cardboard packaging.

They have packages of 30 ($9.50) or 150 ($30) and offer their strips in a fresh linen scent and unscented.

#3 Kind Laundry Detergent Sheets

Kind Laundry Detergent Sheets

Kind Laundry sells laundry detergent sheets as well. Buy 60 sheets for $19.95 or subscribe and save 15% off. 

You can also use code SCHIMIGGY to get 10% off your purchases at Kind Laundry.

You can also buy Kind Laundry detergent at Mindful Goods. Use this link to save 10% off at Mindful Goods.

#4 Well Earth Goods

zero waste plastic free laundry detergent strips

Well Earth Goods also makes their own laundry detergent sheets.

Use this link to save 10% off your orders at Well Earth Goods.

#5 Nathan Power Wash Capsules ($22)

nathan sports power wash laundry detergent capsulesNathan makes amazing sports gear that we love using for running, hiking, and snowboarding. They also make Power Wash laundry detergent capsules that come in a recyclable cardboard box.

#6 Stoneworks

stoneworks eco-friendly and sustainable laundry detergent and dryer sheets

Stoneworks Detergent

Stoneworks makes powder detergent pods that come in a compostable paper bag. They also offer compostable dryer sheets.

#7 Dropps

Dropps Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin

Dropps offers regular and gentle detergent for babies and sensitive skin. Their detergents come in unscented and scents like eucalyptus and lavender.

#8 Soap Nuts or Soap Berries

soap berries soap nuts laundry detergent

Soap berries or soap nuts grow naturally in the wild. Friction causes the berries to create a soapy foam that is used for dish washing, laundry and more.

When using soap berries to wash laundry, place them in a washing bag and throw them to the side of your load of laundry in the washing machine.

You can also check out the Guppyfriend which filters 99% of microplastics each time you wash your laundry. Use code SCHIMIGGY for 10% off at Earth Hero.

The berries don’t really have a scent, but the suds will clean your clothing. Read our ultimate guide to soap berries to learn more about the power of this magical fruit.

#9 Ethique

Ethique flash laundry detergent bar dishwash stain remover

Ethique makes a solid wash bar that is great for cleaning by hand and removing stains. We typically slice up a sliver of our wash bar and store it in a tin while we’re traveling or away from home. It’s super convenient and works great!

#11 Earth Breeze

earth breeze eco-friendly laundry detergent sheets
Earth Breeze is a brand we are obsessed with! They also make dissolvable laundry sheets in both a fresh scent and unscented option.

#12 Ec30clean

Ec30clean makes eco-friendly household cleaning and skincare products that are plastic free and safe for the entire family.

Their products come in recycled cardboard packaging and are designed to be dissolvable sheets to solve all your household needs.

Use this link to save $10 off your first order at EC30Clean.

Plastic Free Laundry Dryer Solutions

#1 Friendsheep Wool Dryer Balls

Friendsheep sells wool dryer balls with cute animal faces. We love our sloth dryer balls. They also offer essential oils to use on your dryer balls and make your laundry smell fresh.

Use code SCHIMIGGY to save 10% off at Friendsheep!

Other brands with dryer balls include Cleancult.

#2 Compostable Dryer Sheets

fresh linen compostable dryer sheets laundry


How to Prevent Microplastics from Leaking Into our Waterways

#1 Use GuppyFriend

guppy friend microwaste fabric laundry bag

Guppy Friend laundry bag

The Guppy Friend is an awesome product that prevents microplastics from entering our waterways and affecting our marine life.

Each time you do laundry, place your synthetic apparel into the bag and wash it. If you’re using soap berries, keep them in a separate bag to prevent any snagging or abrasion to your fabrics.

Shop for the Guppy Friend bag at REI and Patagonia.

#2 Girlfriend Collective Microplastic Filter

Not only goes Girlfriend Collective make hella cute activewear they also make this awesome microplastics filter. Simply attach it to your washing machine and it will filter out all the microplastics that shed with each wash.

When drying your activewear, we recommend hang drying on a drying rack like this one. This will keep your activewear lasting long.

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