Before opening a detergent pack, before sorting laundry,
before touching the washing machine ON button, one important decision for
a WashWise laundry is which laundry detergent to choose.
Step 1: Choose an effective detergent that DOES THE JOB
Imagine doing your laundry without detergent! Laundry
detergents provide the chemical energy required to remove soils from
clothes, and to keep them from redepositing in the wash. Without them,
clothing will become unhygienic, unattractive, and uncomfortable.
Step 2: Choose a detergent that meets your household needs
Did you know that there are many specialised laundry detergents? This is because consumers have different laundry needs and preferences, and because households are in different locations around Australia, with different environmental considerations and water recycling needs.
There are two main types of laundry detergents: powders and liquids. There is a shift towards low-dose powder and liquid detergent formulations, including new “ultra concentrates”. These are designed to be highly efficient, giving comparable wash results to previous formulations, but with less detergent being required per wash.