WHY LAUNDRY JUGS DON'T GET RECYCLED
Most laundry jugs are destined for landfills. Sure, they may say recyclable, but not all waste recycling depots can process them. Typically, laundry jugs are a No. Three plastic and usually they aren't accepted during recycling curbside.
SO HOW DO YOU RECYCLE LAUNDRY JUGS?
To prepare a laundry detergent bottle for recycling, you have to take the lid off, fill the bottle with warm water and allow the detergent to foam up (30 minutes or so). You then use more water to rinse it out a few times, and if it's still foamy, you'd need to use a scrub brush to scrub off the extra detergent. Finally, you need to dry it out before finding a nearby plastic manufacturing company or recycling plant that might accept them.
That's a lot of work!
SO, HOW CAN I DITCH THE LAUNDRY JUGS?
It's a bit crazy since we don't even need laundry detergent in plastic jugs. It adds no additional value to the detergent. It's heavier, messier and much more costly to ship. It's so easy to reduce the CO2 waste created by these ugly jugs by buying laundry detergent strips like ours.
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