Whether you’re lucky enough to have an in-house washer and dryer set, or you trudge to the local laundromat, there’s no getting away from that never-ending pile of laundry. But keeping our attire clean has surprising environmental impacts.
But laundry doesn’t have to be such a burden on the environment. Changing your laundry habits is one of the easiest ways to make your home more environmentally friendly.
A simple way to reduce the amount of water used is to make sure you’re only washing full loads rather than just a couple of items. Some newer washing machines are equipped with a sensor that gauges how much water each load needs; this saves water, but still requires electricity to operate the machine more