Brevity Lathers (Short Wash)

The carbon footprint for a load of laundry is 3.3 kg was at 60 C in a washer-dryer combined machine. If multiplied by the number of people in America that use washer and dryer machines, we’d have a dissatisfying number of carbon tons produced daily and released into the air. As a solution my group and I came up with a plan to reduce the use of water used while washing clothes by using solar powered machines. I learned that washer-dyer machines contribute to greenhouse gases which lead us in the direction of global warming. Less water usage will save at least 40 gallons of water per wash. Solar powered machines will also have a longer life expectancy because solar panels usually degrade about 1% each year.