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12.28.2010

Giveaway: Seventh Generation Laundry Prize Pack




Did you know that the laundry detergent you may be using could contain little-known chemicals called optical brighteners?  According to scientific research, these can cause allergic reactions, are toxic to small fish and other aquatic life, and can pollute your waterways.

When ultraviolet light hits optical brighteners coating your clothing, the brighteners convert UV rays into visible light to create an optical illusion. This tricks the eye into thinking the clothing is whiter and brighter, and therefore cleaner than it really is.

So how can you avoid these optical brighteners?
Seventh Generation makes it easy because their laundry detergents are not only free of optical brighteners, but they’re also non-toxic . In addition, because Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents are both hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, you can rest easy knowing you made a considerate choice for your family and the environment.



Take a look at the expiriment above done with conventional laundry detergent and Seventh Generation, both on cream colored T-Shirts!  The black light shows the Seventh Generation T-shirt does not reveal any optical brighteners.

Win a Seventh Generation Laundry Prize Pack
One reader will win a set of Seventh Generation Laundry products delivered to their doorstep!

How to Enter:
You can enter up to four times!  Be sure to leave your email address with each entry for a chance to win.
  1. Have you ever considered the impact your laundry detergent has on the environment?  Leave a comment in this post along with your email address.
  2. Become a subscriber, via e-mail or rss subscription.
This giveaway will end January 2.

All information and prize pack for this giveaway were provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark.  I received an additional prize pack to test the products.  All opinions are my own.

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123 comments:

Rebecca said...

Only slightly considered the impact laundry detergent has the the environment. When shopping for detergent, more frequently consider the impact the bottle has on my wallet.
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Claudia said...

No I haven't really think about it,

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Claudia said...

I already follow you on facebook
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Claudia said...

I follow you on twitter (@dealsfan32)

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Claudia said...

I follow via google reader and I am en email subscriber

Teresa said...

I've never thought about laundry detergent--though I've considered many other things that I use and how to minimize the impact I have on the environment. Going to have to give this one some thought.
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Teresa said...

I follow by google reader
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HOLLY said...

No, I have never thought about it before.
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HOLLY said...

I FOLLOW VIA FACEBOOK

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I follow via email

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i FOLLOW VIA TWITTER

Marcy F. said...

I follow you on FB!

Marcy F. said...

I follow you on FB. You've saved me alot of $$. marcy

Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in!

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Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook said...

I follow you with google reader.

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Kori said...

I already follow you on Facebook and subscribe to your feed in my reader. I just followed you on Twitter, though. And I have never really thought about laundry detergent and the environment at all, to be honest. korijones4@gmail.com

crummyd said...

Yes, originally it was phosphates we had to reduce!

Karin said...

No, I haven't thought that much about it.

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Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Last year I made a commitment to not purchase laundry detergent with unnecessary perfumes and dyes. I admit I fell off the wagon a couple of times when I was able to pick up laundry detergent for FREE @ Rite Aid on sale. But for the most part if there is now perfumes and dyes in the detergent, I'm not putting it in the environment.

Happy Save Camper said...

I get upset when I watch the news about how factory pollution or toxic spills get into the river where we get our drinking water from, but we do it to ourselves as well, for every load, from every house, it becomes water waste in the same way as a factory use and waste water. I think we say it gets cleaned/filtered, so it's not a big concern, but it's easy to say that. I try to go green as much as I can, but I think I'm just from a small group.

Anonymous said...

Not really thought about it
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Anonymous said...

I follow you on fb!

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Sara said...

I have. That's why I use Seventh Generation cleaning products. When I noticed the brightly colored stains on the side of my washer I had no idea what they were (now I do). But it weirded me out enough to switch.

Andi said...

I'm really starting to pay attention to anything organic or "green" I can do for my family right now with two little ones. Laundry is definitely an area I need to look into! Thanks! andhattman@aol.com

Andi said...

Follow on Facebook ;)

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Follow on Twitter ;)

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Andi said...

Forgot to leave my email add for entry 25 and 26 ;)

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Anonymous said...

I follow you on facebook

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Chrissy P said...

I subscribe to your email

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Rachelle R said...

i haven't really thought about it, but i have tried seventh generation and i love it
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Rachelle R said...

i subscribe to emails
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Lisa said...

I haven't really thought about my environmental impact...mostly just economic.

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Lisa said...

I get your emails.

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Lisa said...

I follow you on facebook.

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Cambria said...

Never really thought about. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Cambria said...

I subscribe to your emails.

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mpierce said...

I think about it.
I try to purchase laundry soaps, detergents and cleaners that are "green". I figure if I try to do my little part - I can make an impact, even if it is a small one.

Thanks!

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Jenna Gayle said...

I do think about it quite often as I am on a septic system! I would like to try this brand out!

ferchi said...

No, I have never thought about it before.

K said...

I have considered it, but don't have enough info to make it a top consideration....am more concerned with quality and price of product.

K said...

I subscribe to your rss feed

stickmayo said...

No; haven't really thought about it. Thanks for the info though.
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stickmayo said...

I follow by RSS
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stickmayo said...

I follow on FB
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vanessaleighmink said...

I have thought about the impact of my laundry detergent on the enviroment, and I always try to purchase seventh generation when I can afford it or get a great deal.

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momma-lana said...

ptasteI think about the impact to our health the most and the enviroment second.

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jbubolz-miller said...

Isnt it amazing=) how many things we do without thinking about it! Im glad to hear that about 7th gen- we've used it for years due to excema

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Twitter follower

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callbr549 said...

I think about it occasionally.

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I follow you on Twitter.
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Anonymous said...

I have thought about the impact my laundry makes on the earth. I use all natural detergent from Costco.
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Kay said...

I have not considered the impact on the environment I usually only take into consideration the chemicals for my children. Thanks for opening my eyes.
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Kay said...

I follow you on facebook

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Kay said...

I get your updates

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Anonymous said...

In the past few months I have started using more Environmentally friendly products. I would like to try the Seventh Generation Laundry Pack"

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Anonymous said...

I follow via email.
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Anonymous said...

I have thought about it. But now I will look into it more.
Thanks!
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Sunnie said...

I have made a difference by using cold water for my laundry (except underwear is in hot).
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Sunnie said...

Iam an email subscriber.
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Tracy T said...

I recycle and try to consider the environment, but I honestly have never considered how laundry detergent might affect it. wisegal78@hotmail.com

Tracy T said...

I follow you on facebook.
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Tracy T said...

I receive your emails.
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Jessyca said...

I have never thought about the impact laundry detergent can have on the environment.

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Jessyca said...

I follow you on twitter @jessyca81

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Jessyca said...

I like you on facebook. Jessyca Foster

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Jessyca said...

I subscribe via email.

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Anonymous said...

i follow you on facebook.
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Anonymous said...

yes, that is why i switched from tide to a natural detergent.
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Anonymous said...

i am a subscriber via e-mail.
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Tracy said...

Just recently started paying attn. to all of the chemicals in laundry detergent. Have been making my own and love it!
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Anonymous said...

Haven't tried it but I need to!

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Jen said...

I follow on rss feeds
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April V said...

I've never thought about it! Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

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April V said...

FB fan!

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April V said...

I'm an email subscriber!

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Jennifer said...

I honestly think more about economic impact than environmental impact...but I will keep that in mind the next time I purchase detergents...Thank you!

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on FB :-)

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Jennifer said...

And I'm also an email subscriber!

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Anonymous said...

I usually just look at how much the detergent is. It can be so expensive!

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Anonymous said...

I already follow you on Facebook.

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Anonymous said...

I'm already following you on Twitter (dmarie360).

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nina said...

i have used seventh generation products for household cleaning and dish washing but hadn't really considered the enviromental effects of laundry detergent,until now, after seeing the illustration!

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T @ The Happy Clipper said...

I have not considered the impact laundry detergent has on the environment.
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like you on facebook
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RSS subscriber
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hockey4no said...

I never thought about the impact laundry had on the environment

hockey4no said...

I follow you on Facebook

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I follow you on twitter

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I receive your emails

It's the wife said...

I do consider the impact my laundry detergent has on the environment and would love to win this.

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It's the wife said...

I follow you via google reader.

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Jenn said...

Honestly I have through more about the bottle that the detergent comes in vs the actual detergent.

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Jenn said...

I follow you on Twitter

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Jenn said...

I 'Like' you on Facebook

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Jenn said...

I subscribe via email.

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Shelley said...

Only slightly considered the impact laundry detergent has the the environment. When shopping for detergent, more frequently consider the impact the bottle has on my wallet.

Reba C said...

I'm never really considered the impact of laundry detergent on the environment. I will from now on, though.

Monika said...

I love using the seventh generation dish soap. I'm sure that the laundry soap will be even better. Just joined your email subscriber bmordock@comcast.net

AnneLoyd said...
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AnneLoyd said...

I have not thought about how detergent directly effects the environment but it is no surprise as the bilk of large companies put money first.

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AnneLoyd said...

I follow you on Facebook.

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I subscribe to emails.

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SummerSorbet said...

I have never thought about the impact that laundry detergent has on the environment. Something we all need to think about.
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I "like" you on facebook.
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Allison said...

I've never really thought about how my laundry deteregent affects the environment, but i definitely will now

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Anonymous said...

The optical whiteners are definitely not the green approach to laundering.

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Allison said...

I follow you on facebook
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Potter's Clay said...

I have only recently thought about using "green" detergents.
I follow via rss subscription.
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Anonymous said...

Isn't this line of products sold at Babies R Us?
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Allison said...

I follow you on twitter
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Anonymous said...

No I haven't given it much thought.


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Karen G said...

Yes, it is very important to me to know what I am putting into the environment. I've even looked into making my own cleaner, but for now 7Gen is a better option for me.

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Anonymous said...

Just recently have considered the impact laundry detergents can have.
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Anonymous said...

No I haven't thought about the impact laundry detergent as on the environment

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Ann Johnson said...

I really have not thought about it. Thanks for making me think about it :)

Ann Johnson said...

I have never really thought about it. Thanks for the insight.

Kelly Grant said...

Never thought about the impact detergent has on the enivroment

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Catherine Agnes said...

I have mainly considered the impact of laundry detergent on my sensitive skin, but I'm guessing the types that work best for sensitive skin are also more environmentally friendly.

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Bonita12 said...

I never gave much thought to how my laundry detergent affects the enviroment - usually trying to find the most effective one and the best price.
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