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New Year's resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. Any sustainable goal has our full-hearted support, but if you're looking for ideas - how about energy-efficient laundry? . Fact: Up to 90% of the energy used by a washing machine goes into heating the water. Total energy savings depend on your washing machine and the number of loads you do, but an estimate by the Sierra Club states that every household that switched could eliminate about 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide a year! Of course, check the care instructions of your clothing beforehand (to make sure they last as long as possible), but in a lot of cases, garments washed in cool water keep their color longer and aren't as prone to shrinking. . . Read more about washing in cold water:

Cold Water Saves | The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)


...or read more environmental facts:

50 Facts for 50 Years - Sustainability at Georgetown University

FACTS ABOUT OUR PLANET – 50 FACTS FOR 50 YEARS Georgetown students developed this list of 50 compelling facts about our planet as part of our effort to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The numbers below show the challenges we face, but also offer an uplifting message of hope about the solutions that […]


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  • Ingmar Rentzhog

    21 w

    Hi! There is a simple solution to this problem, but the tech is not there anymore. In Sweden, many houses are connected to climate-friendly and energy-efficient central heating. The city provides centralized heating with warm water pipes. My own house is powered by @stockholm_exergi Unfortunately, no washing machines on the market can use this pre-heated water instead of cold water. A Swedish university has shown that there is a possibility to save 85% of energy if washing machines can use hot water from central heating. Here is a very interesting report about this (in Swedish): https://www.bebostad.se/library/1895/sammanstaellning-vaermedrivna-vitvaror.pdf

    • Pixel Planet Today

      21 w

      @Rentzhog wow, that would be amazing if washing machines could also take in already-hot water! I hope they will develop this technology so washing with warm water won't be as energy intensive 🌎

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