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____ environmental impact of laundry detergent ____
Estimated carbon footprint, loss of natural habitat potential for one year, loss of plant and animal life potential for one year, and extinction potential, from making, packaging, shipping and/or using these products or services.

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+ Except for CO2 emissions, estimates are based on Habitat, Life, Extinction Formulas v2 by the XOEarth Team. +
Estimates do not include the possible long-term ecological effects of climate change and persistent toxins.
Formulas use “human appropriated net primary production (HANPP)” to “CO2 emissions” correlation.
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1 kg(kilogram) = 2.2 lb(pounds)   1 m^2(square meter) = 10.8 ft^2(square feet)
1 km(kilometers) = .62 mi(miles)   1 liter = .26 gallons
laundry detergent
(liquid)

ecofx of using this detergent to do one average load of laundry


CO2 from Tesco via wsj.com [[#ref1]]
Product materials.


?
? kg ? lb
CO2 released to make this product for one load of laundry.


.7 kg
1.5 lb
Loss of natural habitat potential for one year to make this product for one load of laundry.


.54 m^2
5.8 ft^2
Loss of native plant and animal life potential for one year to make this product for one load of laundry.


1.6 kg
3.7 lb
How many times using this product to trigger 1 potential species extinction.


279 million
laundry detergent
(liquid-concentrated)

ecofx of using this detergent to do one average load of laundry


CO2 from Tesco via wsj.com [[#ref1]]
Product materials.


?
? kg ? lb
CO2 released to make this product for one load of laundry.


.6 kg
1.3 lb
Loss of natural habitat potential for one year to make this product for one load of laundry.


.46 m^2
5 ft^2
Loss of native plant and animal life potential for one year to make this product for one load of laundry.


1.4 kg
3.1 lb
How many times using this product to trigger 1 potential species extinction.


325 million
laundry detergent
(powdered)

ecofx of using this detergent to do one average load of laundry


CO2 from Tesco via wsj.com [[#ref1]]
Product materials.


?
? kg ? lb
CO2 released to make this product for one load of laundry.


.8 kg
1.8 lb
Loss of natural habitat potential for one year to make this product for one load of laundry.


.63 m^2
6.8 ft^2
Loss of native plant and animal life potential for one year to make this product for one load of laundry.


1.9 kg
4.3 lb
How many times using this product to trigger 1 potential species extinction.


238 million

Summary: The CO2 emissions from a liquid laundry detergent used to wash an average load of laundry is about .7 kilograms (1.5 pounds).[[#ref1]] The loss of natural habitat potential for one year from a liquid laundry detergent used to wash an average load of laundry is about .5 square meters (5.8 square feet) based on Primary_production correlations.

==References==
1. Six Products, Six Carbon Footprints
Wall Street Journal

==Ecomedia==

==External links==
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laundry_detergent

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