Cold Hard Facts
Let’s break it down:
Source: sheknows.com – Here’s How To Get 13 Stains Out Of All Of Your Clothes
Did you know about 90% of the energy used by washing machines during laundry goes towards heating the water?
Did you know that doing laundry in cold water for one year could conserve enough energy to drive a car up to 421 miles?
Source: Tomorrow’s World Today – Can All Laundry Be Washed With Cold Water?
Did you know washing in cold water can help slow the fading of colors and reduce shrinking in fabrics? It’s a fact. Testing shows that warm water or hot water actually accelerates fading in darker colors.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens – Is It Best to Wash Clothes on Cold? Here’s What Experts Say
Curious how much CO2 emissions you could eliminate in one year by washing and rinsing your laundry in cold water vs. washing and rinsing in warm?
Cold water washing uses about one-tenth of the energy needed to wash in hot.
Think big! Turn 3 out of 4 loads of laundry to cold water by 2030, and the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade would keep 27 million metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
That’s the equivalent of the CO2 emissions generated by powering both New York and San Francisco for an entire year.
Source: TRIPLE PUNDIT – This Campaign Aims To Fight Climate Change With Cold Water Washing
Source: The Sierra Club – Sierra Magazine, September/October 2022
Want To Take An Even Deeper Dive Into Cold Water Washing?
Take a look at our 2016 Report/Technical Brief that examines the challenges and opportunities related to doing your laundry in cooler water.