Try washing as efficiently as possible: full loads, low temperatures and a slow spin. Consider using eco-washing powder too, or a laundry egg.
What difference does it make?
Washing machines use lots of energy and hot water – a full load on lower temperature makes a big difference over a year.
This activity lowers your carbon footprint by:
0.3 KG CO₂
What do you need?
- Dirty laundry
- Eco washing powder or a laundry egg (optional)
Step by step
Fill up the washing machine drum with your laundry and add your detergent (eco or laundry egg if possible).
Select a low temperature (40 degrees or less), a slow spin and a short wash. Some machines have a handy "eco wash" button. Set it off and feel good about yourself.
Upload a picture of a full washing machine. Its crucial that its full!
No, new generation washing machines are designed to be more efficient when loaded to their maximum recommended capacity. You can always check the maximum capacity of your model of washing machine in the instructions or on the internet.