Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent – Savvy Green

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Walk down any grocery store shelf and all you see are large heavy plastic jugs of liquid detergent each weighing a few pounds.  Detergent manufacturers have convinced consumers that this syrupy pre-mix is better for everyone and the environment.  Not really accurate.

Have you ever considered the environmental impact of shipping this heavy, mostly water liquid to your detergent shelf?   Shipping liquid detergent generates a lot of truck exhaust in transit.

The Obama administration just announced a plan to curb heavy equipment exhaust in the near future. Years ago, when the Clean Air Act was being developed and negotiated, it is Green Blizzard’s understanding that trucks and heavy equipment engines were exempted from any exhaust restriction.  So for the last few decades, truck exhaust pipes have been belching out harmful gases and particulates into our atmosphere.  With just a little more foresight from Congress, it could have been an easily avoidable portion of our consumer carbon footprint.  For a worldwide greener footprint, truck exhaust needs to be controlled in the same way that automobile exhaust is minimized.

Water weighs 8.34 pounds or 3.78 kilograms per gallon – pretty hefty.   Think of all those diesel belching 18 wheelers motoring across the landscape to your local grocery store carrying this water and detergent slurry.   Truck exhaust is laced with particulate matter, CO2, and other harmful gases from the combustion. These have all been major contributors to global warming, or more accurately global weirdness. Why not consider a more easily transported option, detergent in powder form that easily mixes with your water?

AND, why not consider a detergent that’s made with simple, organic and really effective cleaning compounds?

In our opinion, Savvy Green is a great option that you should try and order online. This is neither a paid advertisement nor an endorsement, rather a suggested option if you want a to realize a more sustainable lifestyle and are actively trying to reduce your personal carbon footprint.

Green Blizzard interviewed one of the founders of Savvy Green and you could not find a more genuine, well meaning person.

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She told us that years ago she witnessed her apartment neighbors using these liquid detergents and went about developing a better option for the environment.   Savvy Green seems to be undertaking this heroic task more for the environment than for profit.

Basically it is back to a dry powder like everyone used over the last 100+ years, with natural ingredients.


Savvy Green is a concentrated powder detergent that only requires an incredibly small scoop per load, the smallest scoop pictured here compared to other leading brands.  It works with today’s He washers.

Our Scoop

Plus its affordable at 18 cents per load and these packages last 108 loads, about a year for many households.  One purchase and it is not going to be on your shopping list for quite a while.

Savvy Green produces three different products, all in environmentally friendly, recyclable bags that will help you change your home habits into a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.

Give any one of these three products a try, Savvy Green Laundry Detergent 2.73 Lbs, 1.23 Kgs 108 Standard Loads or Savvy Green Oxygen Brightening Powder, 2.5lbs, 1.1kgs or Savvy Green Automatic Dishwashing Detergent, 72 Loads, 2.25Lbs.


About the author

Keith Blizzard

A life-long environmentalist, Keith set out on the never ending journey of adjusting his lifestyle to a more sustainable one, with a goal of annually shrinking his carbon footprint. When he looked around for a dependable source of meaningful carbon footprint reduction ideas, it was pretty lame - so he launched Green Blizzard loaded with eco-friendly lifestyle tweaks. When he's not managing Green Blizzard, you'll find him on the trails around Mid Coast Maine with his trusty trail companion mutt, Moose.