June 19, 2009

Save energy by hang up a clothes line

A recent study by Cambridge University's Institute of Manufacturing found that 60% of the energy associated with a piece of clothing is spent in washing and drying it. Over its lifetime, a T shirt can send up to 9 lbs. of carbon dioxide into the air.Steps that may interested you:

  1. wash your clothes in warm water instead of hot
  2. save up to launder a few big loads instead of many smaller ones.
  3. Use the most efficient machine you can find—newer ones can use as little as one-fourth the energy of older machines.
  4. Dry your clean clothes in the natural way, by hanging them on a line rather than loading them in a dryer.
Altogether you can reduce the CO2 created by your laundry up to 90%.

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