Tuesday, 25 February 2014

This Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Plastic Beads Instead of Water

This Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Plastic Beads Instead of Water
Feb 25th 2014, 16:40, by Andrew Tarantola

This Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Plastic Beads Instead of Water

While today's high-efficiency washing machines use far less water than their predecessors, they still consume between 10 and 24 gallons of water per load—and as much as 9,000 gallons per US household per year. That's a lot of water just for cleaning clothes, especially with the growing drought conditions throughout the American West. But Xeros' revolutionary washing machines could reduce our laundry water usage to a trickle, using... plastic beads?
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