Eco-warrior: Energy-efficient machines a priority

As well as your valuable time, domestic chores, such as washing dishes and clothes, use up precious resources of energy, water and chemicals.

17th March, 2007

As well as your valuable time, domestic chores, such as washing dishes and clothes, use up precious resources of energy, water and chemicals.

So an efficient approach can save a lot of each.

The first step is to buy the most energy-efficient machine possible. Recent research carried out by Siemens estimated that between 90 and 95 per cent of the environmental impact of a domestic appliance arose during its actual use. So even if energy-efficient...

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