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method: home care and personal care products : squeaky green dryer cloths http://www.methodhome.com

I bought these cloths sometime in at the start of April, and I have to say I am a little disappointed, especially since I wanted to love them so much. Our clothes still came out with static, and they felt rougher than usual. I was using them with the combination of the new smart clean laundry detergent, which I have never tried before. The idea of more loads, in less packaging, appeals to me, especially when the product claims to do the same job as other detergents with natural ingredients. These products get a 2 star rating, great idea, but just not 100% there yet, more expensive than other options, yet do not deliver what is promised. My search for cleaner, greener laundry continues.


this is the product

nifty, minimal packaging. sheets made from a wood-fibre base. mother nature’s finest cocktail of softening agents, static-reducers and fabric conditioners, all made from natural plant oils like coconut, palm and canola. this is how dryer sheets look when you reimaging them with respect for the earth built in, and the typical nasties (like beef fat and toxic softeners) kept out.
  • plant oil softening emulsion
  • coconut- and palm oil-derived static reducers
  • antioxidant
  • fragrance
  • natural solvent (from corn sugar)
  • non—toxic solvent
  • calcium salt

this is the product

method laundry detergent free + clear

with smartclean technologyTM
50 loads

two words: laundry revolution. that’s what this is. it’s a brand new detergent that’s changing the way people do laundry. this teeny package packs a lot of punch. our patent-pending smartclean technologyTM uses an ultra concentrated plant-based formula that delivers big cleaning power with just a few tiny squirts. a 35% smaller carbon footprint than conventional detergent, this lightweight pump bottle is designed for easy, one-handed use. made from 50% recycled plastic, it’s a lean, mean, stain-fighting machine.

our high-powered formula is readily biodegradable, non—toxic in use and is made using 95% natural and renewable ingredients. thanks to our ultra concentrated formula (it’s 8x!), our bottle uses over 36% less plastic compared to traditional 2x detergents and is made from 50% recycled plastic (PCR, for those in the know). overall, it has a 35% lower carbon footprint than conventional detergents (calculated per load from cradle to gate using planetmetricsTM rapid carbon modeling software). the result? meet the world’s most innovative green laundry detergent. and like other method home cleaning products, it’s recognized by the US EPA’s DfE program for its safer chemistry.

want to go deeper on the ingredients below? click here for the naked truth about method laundry detergent free+clear.

  • plant-based + biodegradable surfactant blend
  • purified water
  • glycerine carbonate
  • phenoxyethanol
  • corn-derived solvents
  • calcium chloride
  • protease + amylase + celluloses’
  • biodegradable brightening agent
  • vegetable glycerin
  • non-toxic solvent
  • biodegradable polyester

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