DAA Daily

How White Kitchen Machines Threaten Our Environment

Larissa Chalouhi, Pawzfeed Editor, The Pawprint

On average washing machines use 19 gallons of water per load. If you use the washing machine 5 times a week you’re using 4,940 gallons (22457.68 liters) yearly just for one household. Heating the water and using the machine consumes a lot of energy which emits plenty of greenhouse emissions. 

This problem was becoming worse by the day so companies decided to create ‘energy star’ certified washing machines which wash effectively but use 14 gallons of water on average. 

Dishwashers are another problem that the environment faces. An average load uses about 9-14 gallons of water. In addition to rinsing your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, you use more than 14 gallons of water. It has been advised to take a damp washcloth to wipe down the excess scraps on the dish to save water. 

Modern-day dishwashers have ‘energy star rated’ dishwashers which are designed to use as little as 3 gallons because they use heat and the exact amount of water to wash the dishes effectively.

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