29 May, 2009
Have you all heard of Purex? If not, you should become acquainted! Here is a bit about them, but mainly their 3-in-1 sheets, from their site:
Purex developed Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets with significant consideration to our environmental impact.
As you may have noticed, liquid detergents have gone to smaller bottles and converted to a 2X Ultra Concentration. Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets take concentration to the next level! If everyone in the United States switched to buying Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets, 41 Olympic-sized pools worth of water would be saved each single refill purchase vs. purchasing a standard 50oz bottle of liquid detergent!
The Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets Refill has 43% less packaging than the products it replaces. If every American bought just one Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheet Refill instead of even one bottle of liquid detergent, we could prevent the equivalent of 91 million detergent bottles (27 million lbs), originally destined for landfills, from being produced - keeping over 8 football fields worth of packaging out landfills.
CO2 emissions from transportation are reduced by 67%. With less water and packaging to transport, that's an equivalent savings of removing 3,143 cars from the road for a year versus the CO2 that would be generated from the same people buying a bottle of detergent!
I was able to review the Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets in the Pure scent. The first thing I noticed was that they actually smell really, really, really good! I absolutely enjoy the scent. In all honesty, I was skeptical about these working. Just one sheet, in the washer and then the dryer, and it does it all? Not with my dirty clothes! Boy, was I proven wrong. These sheets ROCK. For real. It’s all contained on one sheet and it’s amazing. The sheets start out all blue, and by the time you take them out of the dryer, they are almost all white. You put it in the washer and the detergent and softener are activated by the water, being released from the sheet. Then, it’s mostly white with a blue strip. So, in the dryer it goes and the heat activates that blue strip, releasing the anti-static into your laundry. I took my laundry out of the dryer and it was clean, soft, and smelled great! I used it with regular clothes, jeans, C’s work clothes, and even blankets and I was impressed every time.
This absolutely will be my laundry product of choice from now on.
You can purchase any of the great items from Purex but especially the 3-in-1 sheets, from most major retailers and local supermarkets.