Words To Clean By
Saturday, April 22 2017
Green up your laundry this Earth Day with the best eco-friendly detergents
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Over the past couple decades, a plethora of eco-friendly laundry detergents have bubbled up out of the suds, promising to clean your clothes without harming the environment.
But with so many green labels promising plant-based this and carbon-offset that, it can be hard to separate facts from marketing-speak. That's why we cut through the greenwash and put eco-friendly detergents to the test at our laundry labs in Cambridge, MA.
We spent three weeks evaluating ten of the most popular soaps—from plant-based soap nuts to "hybrid" liquid detergents—on how well they remove stains, how affordable they are, how transparent they are about the ingredients they contain, and how many plant-based ingredients they include........