If there is one home appliance we don’t need, its a laundry dryer. An average dryer used by an average European household emits 210kg of CO2 per year.
But why though?? Just hang dry your washing! The sun is giving us her energy for free and even if the sun is not shining, hanging inside your house will do it too. I know of someone who hangs their laundry in their green house for warmth.
Besides: Mindfulness is all the rage now and hanging up laundry can be a very calming, therapeutic thing to do. I also find that hang-dried shirts need less ironing.
I challenge you this month to put your dryer on parole and hang dry your laundry. Even make the chore a mindfulness-routine if you want.
If you are washing a down duvet or sleeping bag, tumble drying may be the better option. But hey, for that once-a-year activity, you can just go to a laundromat.
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