Doing your laundry in an environmentally friendly manner is not only good for our earth but also saves you money in the long run. Consumers are advised to buy Energy Star certified front-loading machines, which use less water and electricity. Additional savings are possible by for example wearing clothes on more than one day between washes, only laundering full loads, using cold water, using green or home made detergents, drying clothes on clotheslines or drying racks, and not ironing all clothes.
- Between 75 and 80 percent of our clothing’s lifecycle impact comes from washing and drying,
- you can also save some greenbacks by following an earth-friendly laundry regimen.
- Your dryer checks in at number two on the list of household energy hogs (right after your fridge),
“Switching to an Energy Star-qualified front-loading (or “horizontal axis”) machine can save as much as 7,000 gallons of water per year.”