We are so excited to be working with Green Planet Laundry for this post’s Green Planet Laundry Review & Giveaway. You’ll find the link for the giveaway at the end of this article. Don’t forget to share the competition with your friends on social media to earn extra entries, as the more shares you send out, the higher your chances of winning. This Green Planet Laundry Giveaway is one you don’t want to miss!
Cape Town’s Drought Situation and Our Laundry
Before we go into the giveaway details, I have to tell you a bit about this fantastic laundry. Before we moved onto our plot, laundry was already an issue for us. Our top-loader washing machine uses an embarrassing amount of water. Once we were restricted to Cape Town’s drought water restrictions of 50 litres per person per day, we were in trouble. I worked out that if I managed to cut our laundry down to ten loads a month (for four people), we’d be using about a third of our monthly allocation.
After a hard day of work, Kevin and Louis’ clothes are extremely dirty and full of shards of metal, grease, sawdust, cement, glue, etc (aka “man glitter” as Kevin likes to call it) and impossible to wash by hand. Also, such dirty work meant no skipping their two minute showers either.
At that time, fellow Cape Town residents were bragging about how little water they were using. I guessed that they were reaching their impossibly low figures by buying all their drinking water (a terrible solution for our landfills and the plastic crisis), and sending their laundry to a laundromat.
Obviously, using someone else’s water to wash your clothes doesn’t really help Cape Town’s situation. I could find no information on how much water an industrial washing machine uses per kilogram of laundry in comparison to a standard household top-loader. So, I wasn’t keen on this idea.
And then I discovered Green Planet Laundry…
Green Planet Laundry Review
Green Planet Laundry are an amazing and unique company that have grown from strength to strength in the time that I have been using them for our laundry needs. They have provided a laundry solution for Cape Town that helps save water and the environment. This laundromat has an amazing system that uses ground water, recycled water, ozone and solar energy for washing laundry. Here are some of the features:
Green Planet Laundry Features
- They do not use municipal drinking water. Instead, they use undrinkable borehole water (which they filter)
- They are able to recycle and reuse approximately 50% of their grey water
- They use an ozone infusion process to aerate the water allowing them to not only further reduce the water required, but reduce also the amount of detergent required
- Solar power energy powers their water purification system and borehole, making their system environmentally neutral
- Amazing ozone infused water has disinfectant capabilities up to 150% more powerful than that of chlorine
- Their washing process increases the lifespan of linen and leaves fabrics feeling softer and whiter
- They cater for residential, commercial and industrial laundry
- Cape Town residents: they collect and deliver for free (minimum 10kgs).
Green Planet Laundry and Us
I have been using Green Planet Laundry since the 50-litres-per-person-per-day water restriction was put in place. I couldn’t be happier with the service they have provided me. Now that we are living on a plot, and my laundry issues are even more complicated, I am extremely grateful for the service that they provide.
Every second week, I send in about 15kgs of laundry. The next day our clothes are returned to me, by one of their friendly drivers, smelling and looking much better. The dirty work clothes are definitely looking cleaner now, compared to when I was washing them in a standard household top-loader washing machine.
Green Planet Laundry, in all this time, haven’t as much as lost a dishcloth of ours. They have not complained about the terrible state of the clothes I send in (seriously friends, our laundry is horrendous), and if they are concerned about anything, such as a particular stain, they are quick to phone me to discuss the issue.
Green Planet Laundry Contact Details:
Click here for their contact details.
Green Planet Laundry Giveaway
Have I praised them enough? Well, if you’re still not convinced, here’s your chance to win a voucher to have your own laundry cleaned by Green Planet Laundry. Who wouldn’t want a break from the tedium of dirty clothes? If you don’t personally do your laundry, perhaps you’d like to win the voucher for someone close to you.
Don’t forget to share the competition on your social media accounts to obtain extra entries.
You can stand a chance to win a once off Green Planet Laundry wash/dry/iron/fold voucher that includes collection/delivery for laundry up to 20kgs. The value of this voucher is approximately R850. Please note that Green Planet Laundry are based in Cape Town and collection/delivery only takes place in the greater Cape Town Area (from Strand to Paarl to Duynefontein to Cape Point).
Update 12 November 2018: Green Planet Laundry are no longer offering a free collection and delivery service for domestic laundry due to the increasing petrol prices and reduction of water restrictions in Cape Town. They are currently focusing their efforts on commercial laundry (eg, the hospitality industry).