The Ultimate Green Laundry Detergent Quiz
by Staff
If you are interested in going green with your laundry detergent, you can either buy an eco-friendly product or make your own. Either way, you will be doing your share in reducing the amount of harmful chemicals released into the environment. Check out our quiz and find out how you can help save our planet.

Commercial brand detergents use _____ ingredients.

  • synthetic
  • natural
  • organic

Who needs to take definitive steps to protect American families from harmful chemicals?

  • the consumers
  • the government
  • both of the above

Which of the following is an ingredient of typical laundry detergents?

  • citrus-derived elements
  • petroleum-derived elements
  • animal-derived elements

What alternative do you have to typical laundry detergents?

  • Make your own.
  • Buy eco-friendly laundry detergent.
  • both of the above

What do eco-friendly laundry detergents often use as a greener water softener?

  • borax
  • thorax
  • potash

_____ produce the bubbles in your washing machine when you use laundry detergent to wash your clothes.

  • consonants
  • disinfectants
  • surfactants

Artificial fragrances are usually made from:

  • petroleum
  • aluminum
  • zirconium

Phosphates are used in detergents to soften:

  • towels
  • clothing
  • water

Which eco-friendly product can you use to get your clothes really white?

  • hydrogen peroxide
  • hydrogen cyanide
  • hydrogen chloride

Always use _____ water when washing your clothes.

  • cold
  • lukewarm
  • hot