When it comes to eco-friendly best practices, even something as seemingly simple as bath towels can make a big difference. With a few simple changes, you can reduce your impact on the environment and promote sustainable living.
Here are 5 eco-friendly best practices for bath towels, including tips on how to choose eco-friendly materials, reduce water and energy usage, and properly dispose of old towels.
- Choose Eco-Friendly Materials When shopping for new bath towels, consider choosing eco-friendly materials such as cotton, bamboo, or linen. These materials are grown without harmful pesticides and chemicals and require less water to grow. They also tend to be more durable and longer-lasting than synthetic materials. Always make sure that companies certify that use clean manufacturing practices.
- Use Cold Water and Energy-Efficient Settings When washing your bath towels, use cold water and energy-efficient settings on your washing machine. This not only helps reduce energy usage but also helps preserve the integrity of the towels. We recommend washing towels together and using the ‘quick wash’ setting to save time, energy and water. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as these products can be harmful to the environment and cause towels to break down over time.
- Hang Towels to Dry Instead of using a dryer, hang your bath towels to dry. This helps reduce energy usage and can prolong the life of your towels. Typically our bath towels will dry completely within a couple of hours. If you prefer to use a dryer, consider using dryer balls or other eco-friendly alternatives to reduce drying time and energy usage.
- Repurpose Old Towels When your bath towels have reached the end of their useful life, don't simply toss them in the trash. Consider repurposing them as rags for cleaning or donate them to a local animal shelter, where they can be used for bedding or cleaning. We also love recycling our towels and textiles with the circular clothing brand, For Days.
- Invest in High-Quality Towels Investing in high-quality bath towels can help reduce the amount of waste generated from constantly replacing worn-out towels. Look for towels made from eco-friendly materials and consider investing in a few high-quality towels rather than a large quantity of lower-quality towels.
We hope these tips help you live your best eco-friendly life!