The sustainable cleaning geniuses at Method recently launched my latest cleaning obsession: Method Laundry Detergent. They call it a “laundry revolution” and short of figuring out a consumer-friendly way to wash clothing without water, I agree. When you’re shopping for an eco-friendly laundry detergent, less is more from the size of the bottle to the length of the ingredient list.
The formula is not only plant-based and free of toxins like phthalates and harsh surfactants, but it’s also highly concentrated – meaning a little bottle can tackle 25 big loads. When you buy a hefty jug of laundry detergent, it’s not only heavy to carry home from the store or to and from the laundry mat, it’s heavy for trucks to move it from the factory to the store, which means more resources are needed to get it to your washing machine.
I know what you’re thinking, many laundry manufacturers have released highly concentrated formulas in the past. Yes, but Method’s brand new bottle helps you follow this ‘less is more’ creed. Instead of pouring a cupful into your machine, you use four squirts from the pump. You won’t be able to carelessly spill the jug or pour an excessive overflowing portion because the bottle design simply won’t allow for it. Trust me, you’ll appreciate both the lack of a gooey drippy cap and the ease of handling this bottle with just one hand.
Another plus for the planet: the bottle is recyclable and made from 50 percent recycled materials. All-in-all, according to Method, their new detergent’s carbon footprint is 35 percent less than the conventional competition and it’s the first Cradle to Cradle certified detergent on the market. Bonus for you: If you want to try the product, Method will give you $2 off with a printable laundry detergent coupon.