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Greenhouse gas emissions from washing clothes

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5:36 am
August 5, 2009



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According to CSIRO's Science by Email  on 31 July 2009, each year the energy used to run an average clothes washer produces about 90 kilograms of greenhouse gas, and supplying warm water for washing adds another 475 kilograms and costs around $30.

6:32 am
April 30, 2010

John Symond


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Hi Marea

I have not washed my clothes in hot water for years!

Now you will want to know what detergent I use…

9:30 pm
April 30, 2010



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Post edited 2:31 am – May 1, 2010 by marea

Hi John,

Like you, I never use hot water for the washing machine!


7:44 pm
January 9, 2013



posts 263

Yeah cold washing seems to work well. Drying on a washing line also is a huge emissions reducer rather than using an electric dryer.

I'm so glad that so many of us are taking steps to reduce our emissionsSmile


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