I'm sure you've seen the commercial with a naked man in a bath tub talking about laundry. Well he's the CEO of Dropps, a clean and plant powered detergent company. They're the OG's of detergent pods, debuting them back in 2005 before sustainability was even on the radar of big brands. They also offer oxi booster pods, dish detergent pods, fabric softener, dryer balls, and more.
I was drawn to Dropps because they eliminate the use of single use plastics. According to Oceana, a "An estimated 17.6 billion pounds of plastic leaks into the marine environment from land-based sources every year—this is roughly equivalent to dumping a garbage truck full of plastic into the oceans every minute." This is alarming as sh*t, and if this doesn't make you want to cut plastic out of your daily life, I don't know what will. Every day articles are popping up with titles such as:
"Dead Sperm Whale had 220 Pounds of Garbage in its Stomach" or "We Depend on Plastic. Now We're Drowning in it." Plastics don't biodegrade or magically disappear, they just break down into micro plastics and f*ck everything up even further. So, now's the time to take those baby steps we've been talking about and begin to leave your mark on the planet, or rather, not leave your mark.
So, why else should you love Dropps?
For starters, they're cost effective (about .19c per load). They're also cruelty free, dye free, phosphate free, and EPA certified with only 6 clean ingredients in their pods. Dropps cuts out the middle man and ships, carbon neutrally, directly to the buyer (in 100% recyclable or compostable packing, for free). A lot of times, we're not necessarily paying only for the product but the transportation of said product all over hell and back. These powerful pods are also manufactured right here in the US of A. Yeehaw, baby.
So, what's the difference between Dropps and other pods?
Big brands have dozens of chemicals in them including, but not limited to: ethanol, alcohol ethoxylate, dyes, denatonium and benzoate. Some of the side effects of the chemicals in a the average detergent are endocrine and reproductive disruptions, cancer, damage to vision, and DNA damage. Need I say more?
How Do I use Dropps?
Literally nothing could be easier. No measuring or mess, 1 pod = 1 load. Toss it in and go. Dropps are compatible with every type of washing machine so fear not my friends. Dropps has options for a one time purchase or you can subscribe and save 30% with delivery every four months.
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