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Don’t believe us about the dishwashing?

23 January 2009

A few weeks ago on my twice-monthly call in to the Mark Heaney Show on AM950, I think I shocked Mark a bit by suggesting that it could be more sustainable to wash dishes in a dishwasher rather than by hand!  I’ve blogged about this before, but if you are searching for more clarity, Treehugger has a great rundown of the math behind the madness. And as I have pointed out before, if you are washing a full load in an EnergyStar dishwasher, without prewashing or using the dry cycle, and considering factors like the efficiency of your water heater and how long it takes you to wash your dishes by hand…it can be more energy efficient to use your dishwasher!

:: Treehugger

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