Tuesday, March 16, 2010

When washing dishes and clothes, waste less water, soap and energy

I thought this article, entitled "For the dishwasher's sake, go easy on the detergent," in the New York Times was very helpful.

Here's just a taste of what the story has to offer: “Most people use 10 to 15 times the amount of soap they need, and they’re pouring money down the drain,” Mr. Schmidt said.

"Too much soap is also a problem in dishwashers and can cause dishes and glasses to look filmy. Again, check the detergent container for recommended amounts — you definitely don’t have to fill up the entire soap container in the dishwasher."


  1. I know, right? I saw that article too, and I thought, now HERE is a piece of really, really useful journalism.