I can’t help thinking, if my fridge or washing machine is working perfectly okay won’t it damage the environment more to throw it away than to keep using it?read the full article..
White goods and the environment
If you are putting a load of laundry into the washing machine and you know you will be drying it in the tumble dryer, do you still use fabric softener? Did you know that you don’t need to? Here’s an environmentally friendly tip to save on fabric softener (conditioner) when tumble drying. Because tumble dryingread the full article..
If your washing machine or dishwasher is connected to the wrong water drainage system it is misconnected and you are contributing to damaging the local environment. Harmful chemicals in detergents and other waste products can pollute local rivers and streams. The water being pumped out of these appliances can also contribute to flash flooding byread the full article..
A substantial percentage of the electricity we use in our homes is used by our white goods appliances. We have washing machines, tumble dryers, ovens, dishwashers and fridges. A lot of attention has been paid to making them use less energy, but after many years of reducing energy usage they’ve hit a plateau. Thinking laterally,read the full article..
I went out for a meal last night. I wore a smart shirt and trousers. Normally they would be thrown straight into the wash basket when I went to bed because they stunk of smoke. This morning I had a good look at them. I’d only worn them for about 3 hours, I had aread the full article..
Although the Eco-labels are a good idea and have been very useful, I think they have big flaws and could do with an overhaul. They’ve been out for so long now that most appliances are equally good or there’s very little between them as they’ve all designed appliances to score well. I have some criticalread the full article..