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JaniceSW

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Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« on: November 03, 2020, 09:06:51 am »
I just learned that polyester, nylon, and acrylic, common materials used in clothing, are some of the main sources of plastics pollution.  Of the estimated 1.5 million tons of microplastics contaminating oceans each year, about 35 percent originate in synthetic clothes.
Laundry is one of the main culprits.  You can use a microplastic-catching laundry bag like Guppyfriend or Filtrol, a microplastic filter attachment for your washing machine.  Wash clothes on cold, as research indicates that shorter, cooler washes reduce microplastics' release by a third.
I never realized any of this but I am going to look up the products named and maybe buy them and be aware of the shorter, cooler washes, which I happen to be pretty good at anyway.

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 09:27:23 am »
Interesting read.  It seems we are polluting our planet at every turn.
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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 11:15:54 am »

Can they also be recycled then when we are done with them???

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2020, 03:34:01 pm »
Reminds me there was a time when we didnt know asbestos was dangerous.

Now we have Zantac,Shower to Shower and we're told Ground Zero air was ok.

Do you think this planet might need a loving Creator that not only could solve these problems but make sure they never started in the first place?

Many religeons teach U die and go to heaven.Why would a loving God leave this planet a disaster and reward someone to go to heaven?

Take heart...the bible says God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth.
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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 05:37:30 am »
good to know....thanks for sharing

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2020, 05:54:26 am »
Reminds me there was a time when we didnt know asbestos was dangerous.

Now we have Zantac,Shower to Shower and were told Ground Zero air was ok.

Do you think this planet might need a loving Creator that not only could solve these problems but make sure they never started in the first place?

Many religeons teach U die and go to heaven.Why would a loving God leave this planet a disaster and reward someone to go to heaven?

Take heart...the bible says God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth.


I believe God helps those who help themselves and did not help to create this planet, if that is your belief, for us to ignore and not care for it!  The fact that we are largely ignoring the effects of our actions and ever-increasing population is going to have dire effects for our children and grandchildren and beyond!

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 01:54:11 pm »
Reminds me there was a time when we didnt know asbestos was dangerous.

Now we have Zantac,Shower to Shower and were told Ground Zero air was ok.

Do you think this planet might need a loving Creator that not only could solve these problems but make sure they never started in the first place?

Many religeons teach U die and go to heaven.Why would a loving God leave this planet a disaster and reward someone to go to heaven?

Take heart...the bible says God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth.


I believe God helps those who help themselves and did not help to create this planet, if that is your belief, for us to ignore and not care for it!  The fact that we are largely ignoring the effects of our actions and ever-increasing population is going to have dire effects for our children and grandchildren and beyond!
Using the bible to back up what i say,Satan challeneged Jehovahs right to rule and A&E went with himPlus read the book of Job....Satan challenges didnt stop.He said lemme turn Job into poverty and he will curse you to your face.Lemme also hurt him and he will curse you to your face.They dont really love you.Job was a God-fearing Oriental man who was wealthy.

Job proved the devil a liar.And many more also have with the best example is what Jesus went thru.

Time was needed to prove the devil a liar,And here we are on the brink of God ending this Satanic/manmade rule once and for all....plus remember Jesus ransomed his perfect sinless life to buy back the one Adam threw away.

Man or Satan will NEVER fix this world what God intended it to be.Many ask why did God give Satan so much power to rule.It put into faith how much we would love Jehovah and especially what he did as well as Jesus did for mankind.

Many still wanna have their independence and decide for themselves what is good and bad.Sadly they will learn the hardway it doesnt work like that.Jehovah is the rightful ruler of mankind.Afterall he did create us and the earth will be a paradise NOT depriving A&E of anything,but they sinned and doomed the human race.Took sides with Satan.God allowed it to develop and no doubt the 6000 yrs since Eden has proven Satani/manmade rule is a disaster.

Bible backs it all up.God didnt forget about those that really would love and obey him by his word and his prophets and family.

Remember God could have gotten rid of Satan and A&E right away but didnt cos of the challenege Satan brought up.Plus the human race wouldnt have existed.He obviously allowed A&E to have offspring cos God knew some would REALLY love and obey him and the Satanic/manmade rule would crumble as it has.

But we arent robots.We have choice.The rd is broad and spacious to destruction and the other rd is narrow to life.
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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2020, 08:59:36 am »

Thank you for the information.

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2020, 09:32:32 am »

Can they also be recycled then when we are done with them???


Good question!!  Goodwill just sends the item back into the wash!  LOL

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2020, 11:25:47 am »
Reminds me there was a time when we didnt know asbestos was dangerous.

Now we have Zantac,Shower to Shower and were told Ground Zero air was ok.

Do you think this planet might need a loving Creator that not only could solve these problems but make sure they never started in the first place?

Many religeons teach U die and go to heaven.Why would a loving God leave this planet a disaster and reward someone to go to heaven?

Take heart...the bible says God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth.


I believe God helps those who help themselves and did not help to create this planet, if that is your belief, for us to ignore and not care for it!  The fact that we are largely ignoring the effects of our actions and ever-increasing population is going to have dire effects for our children and grandchildren and beyond!
Janice lemme simplify this.God had nothing to do with the crap that goes on in this world.His kingdom or government will fix it like it shoulda been to begin with and i explained why it is the way it is cos Satan and man will never get it right.History proves that.The bible examples show that as well.

Mankind dies.Nobody is gonna invent the fountain of youth.Sure God is gonna help those that love and obey him.

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 01:21:32 pm »
Hmm, that seems like an interesting point. Honestly, because we take something as simple and mundane as laundry washing, you rarely consider the possible implications to our physical environment. Thanks for sharing with us, OP.

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2020, 09:16:23 am »
An interesting item when you go looking for it.
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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2020, 06:44:43 pm »
Good to know. I've never heard of microplastic-catching bags or filters.

I always wash in cold, except when I wash my dog's slobber towels, which need warm water or they don't come clean. I buy plant-based laundry detergent too. I have been using dryer sheets though, which are incredibly wasteful and bad for the environment. So I am planning to buy some wool dryer b-a-l-l-s from friendsheepwool.com - they're eco-friendly, fair trade, and cruelty free.  :bunny:

I donate usable clothes, but I'm re-purposing unwearable worn out clothes into blankets.

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2020, 08:55:10 am »
There are so many things that are bad for the environment. I try to recycle as much as I can, but it seems like that is barely doing anything when so much things are bad for the environment that we do not realize.

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Re: Laundry Can Be an Environmental Problem
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2020, 01:43:05 pm »
That's ok, who knew? 8)

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