Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets: Are They Worth the Hype?

For most people, the phrase “laundry detergent” brings up an image of a large, gallon-size plastic jug filled with bright liquid or pods, and a strong scent that we often associate with “clean.”

On average, an American family does 300 loads of laundry per year, which equals 3-5 single-use plastic containers worth of detergent annually. While detergent jugs are often recyclable, unfortunately, less than 9% of all plastic products are recycled. In 2018 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that American landfills received 27 million tons of plastic alone, which is hard to wrap your brain around when you consider that plastic also takes a whopping 450 years to decompose properly. 

And where does the wastewater from the washing machine go after your laundry is done? It goes through your local area’s sanitary sewer system to a wastewater treatment facility, where it gets treated by processes to reduce, remove, and filter out pollutants. After that, it’s released back into local waterways such as rivers, lakes, and canals. 

Yes, that means any non-biodegradable chemical ingredients in laundry detergent can potentially affect our drinking water and ecosystems of fauna and flora, especially fish and other aquatic life. Phosphate in particular – a common ingredient in detergents – can lead to eutrophication which is irregular algae overgrowth that ends up consuming a lot of the oxygen in the water, taking it away from fish and plants who need it. 

And from a practical perspective, since you have to decide how much liquid detergent to pour out every time you do a load, many consumers end up using way more than necessary (not to mention making a sticky mess!). This not only wastes detergent and costs you extra money, but it can create buildup or mold in your washing machine, and cause skin irritation from the residue on your clothes. The extra detergent may even make your garments smell bad.

Meet Our Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets

If you don’t want to contribute to the plastic pollution crisis, consider switching to a much more eco-friendly laundry detergent! Our all-natural laundry detergent sheets are packed with ultra-concentrated stain and odor removal powers that clean, freshen, whiten, and brighten laundry without any bleach, dyes, or fragrances! And the ingredients are biodegradable in accordance with OECD 310D (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

These biodegradable laundry detergent sheets are stored in FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) recyclable paper packaging, and their lightweight and small size means less energy and carbon footprint were used for transporting. The best part? They save space in your laundry room or cabinet!

Force of Nature laundry detergent sheets are:

  • Non-toxic
  • Zero-waste
  • Biodegradable
  • Fully dissolvable
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free

And they contain none of the bad stuff:

  • No bleach
  • No dyes
  • No fragrance
  • No phosphates
  • No optical brighteners
  • No microplastics
  • No parabens
  • No dioxane
  • No phthalates

How to Use Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets

It’s a breeze using our detergent sheets for laundry! No more messy pouring, measuring, dripping, and waste  – just use half a sheet for small loads or handwashing, 1 sheet for medium to large loads, and 2 sheets for extra large or heavily soiled loads. 

Instead of putting it in the detergent tray, put your detergent sheet in the machine directly where the dirty clothes go—it doesn’t matter if it’s a top or front-loading machine. Then run the cycle per usual, and voilà! 

Force of Nature laundry sheets are compatible with:

  • Any kind of washer machines: high-efficiency and regular, front-load and top-load machines
  • Any temperature of cycle: hot, warm, cold water all work
  • Any types of colored clothing: brights, whites, and darks 
  • Handwashing too

To store them, we recommend putting these detergent sheets in a dry, cool place out of direct sunlight and not somewhere with high humidity. 

Force of Nature: Stinky Clothes & Washing Machines’ Best Friend

We created Force of Nature, our very first product because we believe you shouldn’t have to choose between what works and what’s gentle to people (kids and pets too!) and our planet. We’re cleaning up the cleaning industry with our Force of Nature appliance, which uses electricity to convert salt, water, and vinegar into a multipurpose cleaner, deodorizer, sanitizer, and disinfectant. The Force of Nature appliance creates the antimicrobial ingredient hypochlorous acid, which is so gentle it’s used in wound healing, eye care, and veterinary care products. Our formula is an EPA-registered medical-grade disinfectant that kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria and is even approved for use against COVID-19. Our system is certified Carbon Neutral, and our formula is powerful enough to replace all your cleaning products with one simple, sustainable alternative that costs up to 80% less per ounce than the leading brands. With our new sustainable laundry detergent sheets, we’re cleaning up the laundry industry too! 

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