Day 1 – Monday 12th Sept. 2016

Cleaning up Arran

  • Do you use cleaning products?
  • Have you tried Ecover products?

Eco Savvy have transferred  sales of Ecover refills products  to the  Bay Kitchen & Stores Whiting Bay, this busy shop opens much longer hours than our community shop, they are also expanding the range of Ecover products

Refill your Ecover cleaning product during Zero Waste Arran Week and try Fabric softener or toilet cleaner FREE                                                                  (Please take along a  suitable container to refill) 

Did you know that by switching your product choice to Ecover  you can have real benefit.  Find out more

  • saving you money
  • reduces plastic
  • kinder to the environment
  • safe for use with septic tanks
  • Great results at low temperatures

Ocean Plastic is the biggest issue most of us have never heard of (yet). It affects every major body of water, with 46, 000 pieces of waste plastic in every square mile of ocean. 

Don't feed the plastic monster
Don’t feed the plastic monster

We have found you some laundry tips.

Tips which talk about using tumble driers have been removed. Hopefully you have found a way to live without using them.

Please send your good laundry and energy saving tips to Eco Savvy

Laundry Tips for saving energy from

  1. Wash clothes on the shortest cycle and with the lowest water level that’s practical for your needs.
  2. Use a cold water or 30°C cycle where possible. It’s only for particularly dirty clothes, bad stains or underwear that you are likely to need warmer temperatures.
  3. Soak heavily soiled items before washing, and rub collars or other stains with household soap.
  4. Wait until you have a full load before washing. Naturally if you’re running out of socks you might have to put a load on, but otherwise it’s best to wait for a full basket to avoid wasting water.
  5. If you have to do a wash in a rush make sure you fill up the machine with other clothes too.
  6. Think about the type of clothes you buy; if you frequently do washes because you haven’t got enough clothes of a particular type, then it may make sense to invest in a few more.
  7. Similarly, bath sheets are typically heavyweight cotton and excessively large, so consider choosing standard lightweight bath towels to save on energy.
  8. Where possible, use a high spin speed so clothes come out of the washing machine almost dry, when it comes to drying where possible hang your clothes up rather than using a drier.
  9. Include occasional hot washes if you mainly do low temperature ones. This will get rid of bacteria and prevent the build up of odour in your machine.

Eco Savvy goes greenDrying  Eco Savvy Style

The most efficient way to dry is to hang your clothes outside but Scottish weather can make this task a very infrequent one!

Dry on airers  indoors if the weather does not permit outside drying. Most fabrics if spun at a high speed will dry overnight in a warm house.

Buy a good sized airer or two, they are not expensive and should last you for years.

Don’t want to dry inside? try a laundry tent 

Do you have better ideas? email them to Eco

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> Move to Day 2