Washing machine

6 ways to Green Your Washing machine

Throwing a load of clothes in the washer needn’t guzzle your daily allotment of energy and water. Get a greener washing machine or green the one you have with the following tips.

  1. Choose a front-loading ENERGY STAR washer

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    Replace your older washer with a front-loading ENERGY STAR model to save water, energy, and, in the long run, even money.

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  2. Wash clothes in cold water

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    Between 85 and 90 percent of the energy used when doing laundry is for heating the water.

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  3. Wash a full load of laundry

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    Doing a full load will maximize the water and energy you use. If you have to do a small load, be sure to choose the appropriate water setting.

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  4. Choose natural laundry detergent

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    Avoid chemical cleaning agents that may affect ecosystems by contaminating soil and groundwater.

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  5. Choose natural fabric softener

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    Reduce the amount of chlorine, phosphates, and petroleum-based chemicals that are released into the environment and onto your skin.

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  6. Dispose of appliances according to your local regulations

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    When replacing your old washer with a more energy-efficient model, keep it out of the landfill through proper disposal.

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