Submitted by: American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
Posted: Apr 20, 2011 – 10:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 20 /CSRwire/ -
Whether it's Earth Day or laundry day, consumers can take simple steps to save energy and conserve water while getting their clothes cleaner than ever, according to the American Cleaning Institute® (ACI, formerly The Soap and Detergent Association).
"Millions of consumers do multiple loads of laundry each week, so even a slight change in behavior can have a huge payoff for the environment," says Nancy Bock, ACI Vice President of Consumer Education.
"While you may find it easy to choose a product that is labeled green, going beyond green is about more than just product selection. It's paying attention to each step that you take before and after you start the wash cycle."
ACI offers several tips for consumers as they prepare to do the laundry:
Consumers can download a free tip-sheet, "Going Beyond Green: Laundry Know How for Consumers," on ACI's website, at www.cleaninginstitute.org.
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.
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