What is the point of washing laundry? To enjoy a healthy lifestyle with clean and fresh clothing, towels and bed linen.


By washing wisely you will realise this goal. But you can achieve more than this. You can save money, time, and precious environmental resources by getting the job done right first time.


Water is needed in the laundry wash and rinse cycles, and also in the manufacture of clothing, washing machines and laundry detergents.

Water is a vital resource, especially in Australia, the driest inhabited continent on Earth.

WashWise laundry practices can help you conserve water use, and to minimise the impact of your laundry wastewater on the environment.


Energy is needed to power the washing machine and to heat water during the wash phase.


Conserving energy can assist in conserving dwindling fossil fuel supplies and minimising greenhouse gas emissions.


WashWise laundry practices can help you conserve energy.

Laundry detergent ingredients each have a specific role in making clothes, towels and bed linen clean and fresh, and in maintaining their appearance and feel.
These ingredients end up in your laundry wastewater. Minimising the quantity of ingredients reduces the burden on wastewater treatment systems and reduces the cost of water recycling.


Australians also need to be aware of how their laundry wastewater could potentially affect plant life, aquatic life, and soil quality.


WashWise laundry practices can help you minimise the impact of your laundry detergent ingredients.


Low-dose laundry detergents are specially designed, highly efficient detergents that use a low-dose of ingredients to achieve a high quality wash.


Low-dose detergents use less chemicals, packaging and transport than regular laundry detergents. Less chemicals mean you end up with a lower chemical load in your laundry wastewater, which helps the environment and water recycling.


WashWise laundry practices can include use of low-dose laundry detergents.