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Tru Earth Laundry Eco Strip Review | The Zero Waste Friendly Detergent

Written by: Hendrik

Category: Zero Waste, Fashion, Solution

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Welcome to the Tru Earth laundry strip review.

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Help keep plastic jugs out of landfills. Yep, this is not a typo.

When we first heard about a Canadian company making eco-friendly laundry strips, we wanted to know more.

It sounded too good to be tru (pun intended). As a result, we ordered our first packs of tru earth laundry detergent strips and never looked back.

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Millions of detergent bottles each year and end up in landfills. Only 9% is actually getting recycled. I know it is a sad truth, but we need to look the devil in the eye and face the truth before it is too late.

Why is Plastic bad for the environment and us?

If you are more skeptical, then we can assure you your skepticism isn’t met with the tru earth eco strips. For the most part, liquid laundry detergent is made up of water, similar to shampoo.


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no mess

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full refund if you are not happy

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Which you can cancel at any time.

Honestly, we love them, and I have no cons.

Where are tru earth laundry strips made?

The brand was founded by three gentlemen who understood the need for products that are much kinder to the environment and the planet. One of the founder’s Interviews is here.

They recognized that plastic waste is littering our beaches and oceans, and if we want our children to somehow live in a “normal” world, that is plastic less. Something had to happen. I wrote plastic less because free is not going to happen anymore.😒

Tru earth is produced in Canada, New Foundland, and stored in British Columbia.

From there, the laundry sheets are distributed all over the world, with free shipping. They come in an envelope size straight to your home in zero waste packaging. Less packaging means less transportation fuel consumption since you can fit many more products in the shipping container than your average liquid detergent.

How much do they cost?

You can get them as a subscription-based product, which we find very convenient since they arrive in the mail every other month. You choose how often you would like it to be delivered.

They only cost CAD 19.95 for 32 loads, which is the same amount of washes you get out of a standard jug without the extra waste. You get a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not happy.

Any shipping charges? Nope, it’s free shipping across North America and the United States.

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Does it actually clean your clothes?

We tested them on an old top-load washer with hot and cold water, and there are no complaints.

We have also used them in a modern bosch washing machine; they work excellently again.

We noticed that reusable diapers would need to be presoaked in cold water to come out fresh and clean. My wife has actually gone back to liquid soap only for the cloth diapers.

It has removed the toughest stains for us, and we would definitely give it a 5-star rating.

You can check out this plastic-free alternative here. EarthBreeze Laundry Strips

I had mud and all sorts of stains on my clothes, and they came out perfectly clean and with a nice fresh linen scent. We prefer the ones with a strong smell, but you can get them in 3 different kinds. And it smells much stronger before you throw it in with your dirty clothes.

Does it keep your colors vibrant?

To be honest with you my wife does the laundry washing chore; she doesn’t let me touch her clothes because I always put the wrong colors together. I am only sharing what I know to be true from her, and the colors look great to me.

The best part is you are not only being gentle with the environment and helping to reduce the number of big plastic bottles thrown out to landfills.

They are also super easy to use; you pull out a little strip and put it in your washing machine. For heavy loads, put two in there if you like more scent.

How are tru earth laundry strips made?

Most popular detergent brands still test their products on animals, making them neither cruelty-free nor vegan.

Here is a list of the ingredients that I have found on the Tru Earth website:

Ingredients List

  • Vegetable Glycerin: plant-derived softener
  • Starch: plant-derived biodegradability booster
  • PVA: biodegradable supporting matrix
  • Potassium Sorbate: Food-grade preservative
  • Light Mineral Oil: Used in manufacturing as a processing aid. (not an active product ingredient)
  • Cocamido propyl betaine: coconut oil-based, biodegradable amphoteric surfactant (cleaning agent) and foam booster
  • Sodium Gluconate: plant-derived and food-grade, biodegradable water softener that prevents soil from resettling on fabric after it has been removed during washing
  • Lauryl dimethyl amine oxide: plant-derived, biodegradable non-ionic surfactant (cleaning agent) and foam stabilizer
  • Sulfonic acids, C14-16-alkane hydroxy and C14-16-alkene, sodium salts: biodegradable surfactant (cleaning agent)
  • Glycereth cocoate: plant-derived and food-grade, biodegradable water softener
  • Caprylyl Glucoside, Octyl Glucoside: non-ionic surfactants (cleaning agents)
  • Fragrance oil blend (not used in the Fragrance-free version): natural essential oils and synthetic ingredients
  • Residual Water
  • Tru Earth Eco-Strips are palm oil free & gluten-free.

Another pro for the tru earth laundry strips is that they are vegan. Yes, this may seem strange, but most conventional detergents have some form of animal product in them.

For example, here’s what Tide says about animal testing on their website:

This final formula has not been tested on animals and we do not test on animals unless required by law. P&G continues to develop non-animal alternative tests and work with regulators around the world to ultimately end research involving animals.

In other words, they do tests on animals to see if they can make a profit out of it.


  • Paraben-free
  • Phosphate-free
  • Free of added dyes
  • Free of chlorine bleach
  • Free of 1,4-dioxane, as certified by independent laboratory tests
  • Readily biodegradable in accordance with OECD 310D
  • Hypoallergenic, certified by independent dermatologists
  • Vegan: no animal-based ingredients or testing on animals by us or our ingredient suppliers

Is Tru Earth cruelty-free?

Not only are Tru Earth Eco-Strips incredibly convenient, but they also pride themselves on safety and health. Tru Earth Eco-Strips are hypoallergenic, vegan friendly, and Paraben-free and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. … Vegan: no animal-based ingredients or testing on animals by us or our ingredient suppliers.

Which types of washing machines can you use?

The tru earth eco-strips laundry detergent works well in any washing machine.

For the Toploader, throw in your detergent stripe after you have filled it up with your dirty laundry.

For the Frontloader, put a tru earth laundry detergent stripe into the standard compartment and start your machine. Sometimes, being a zero-waste man/woman is really easy.

Can you leave out the softener?

Personally, I have never used softener because I was fortunate enough to have good-quality water, so I never felt the need to add softener.

I guess this is more a personal choice, but from my experience, it has been totally fine.

Where to buy Tru Earth laundry strips:

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Thank you for taking the time to read through my tru earth laundry strip review. I hope you learned something new and feel like you can make a difference by taking simple steps like changing your washing behavior.

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Hendrik Kaiser

I've studied biology and lived for 3 years on an off-grid permaculture farm. I love kitesurfing and keeping my body healthy and fit. Hence, I care so much about keeping our environment clean and being as zero waste as possible. Being a zerowasteman is a superpower everyone has inside of themselves, and I want to teach you how you can unleash it.

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