British households are using twice as much energy as necessary on laundry, new research has revealed. Six in 10 are keeping their washing machines running at high 40C temperatures, using more than double the energy they need. That’s despite huge improvements by detergent makers to enable washing at cold temperatures. The study found that if every household in the UK turned their washing from 40C to 30C for one year, it would save carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to powering 1,550 homes for an entire year.
Independent 23rd March 2018 read more »