Julia Hailes MBE

Sustainability Pioneer


Green Dishwashing (Feb10)

When people buy a dishwasher, they still hand wash many of their dishwashers – in fact they only reduce their use of washing up liquid by 25%.   So when you’re thinking about green dishwashing, it’s not so much a question of whether you do it by hand or by machine, it’s how you do it.

Recognising that the biggest impact in the life cycle of dish washing detergents is during consumer use, P&G asked me to write a leaflet on how to minimise your impact at home.  The biggest issue is the energy needed for heating the water, followed by how much water you’re using.

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