EcoEgg laundry egg

094: Try an Ecoegg laundry egg

Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY

Try something different in your laundry

For this action we are introducing you to a novel product which we would encourage you to try in your laundry. Please note that Rotary World Savers has no connection or affiliation with the makers of this product and that this is not a sponsored article.

Try an Ecoegg Laundry Egg

This is an alternative to the usual washing powder or liquid that you put in your washing machine, and completely removes soaps and chemicals from the laundry process, with no compromising on cleaning or hygiene.

The Ecoegg Laundry Egg is a complete replacement for laundry detergent and fabric conditioner but works without the use of harmful chemicals. The egg contains mineral pellets that lift away dirt without fading colours or leaving chemical residue on clothing.

The no chemicals approach has won accolades such as Allergy UK’s ‘Allergy Friendly Product’ award, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and a New Product Award from The Grocer in 2020.

Why is this helpful?

This alternative approach to laundry removes chemicals and soaps from the whole process, including of course in manufacture. It also reduces the use of plastic packaging normally used for soaps and conditioners, and the carbon footprint associated with trucking heavy liquids and powders around our roads.

In addition, the reduction in chemicals used on your clothing is better for sensitive skin and for people with allergies.

Finally, there is a huge cost saving over traditional powders and liquids. A laundry egg costing around £10 ($14) will service at least 50 washes, and the refill packs are only £5 ($7) after that.

What’s not to like?

Washing machine

How does it work?

The plastic egg (multiple use!) contains mineral pellets with biodegradable surfactants. These lift dirt from the fabrics because one end of the surfactant’s molecule is attracted to water and the other end is attracted to dirt and grease – in the same way that soaps do, this helps water to take hold of the dirt and grease, break it up and wash it away. The tourmaline pellets naturally ionise the water making it slightly more alkaline too, which lifts dirt more effectively and softens the fibres of the clothes.

The pellets are used 50-70 times, and then replaced using a refill pack, so the plastic egg is reused again and again.

The makers claim that the laundry egg works in washing temperatures of up to 60 degrees, but that lower temperatures mean the pellets will last longer.

Take action

Simply give it a try, you can buy a laundry egg at the makers website:

Let us know how you get on by commenting here or tagging us on your social media accounts.

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