Miami, Florida (WiredPRNew.com) — One of the best ways to “go green” is to conserve water and energy consumption, and a company is the UK has developed a revolutionary alternative to the conventional washing machine without the hassle, energy usage and wasted H2O.
Slated to hit the market in Great Britain next year, Xeros, a company rooted out of the University of Leeds to technology to the consumer market, has created a household washer that only uses a cup of water per cycle–“2 percent of the water and energy of a conventional washing machine.” So how does this machine differ from the standard dry cleaning method? The savings in all aspects are remarkable.
A statement from Xeros explains how the green machines use plastic chips to agitate dirt, debris and even stains leaving garments clean and dry, minimizing additional energy consumption since there is no need to toss the garment into the dryer after the waterless cycle is complete.
Xeros recently secured an investment of nearly ($1 million) from IP Group and reported to Reuters that the machines are “not expected to be dramatically different from (conventional) washing machines.” Consumers should take note of the technology from across the pond since machines like these will virtually revolutionize the way laundry is done.
The logic is simple: standard washing machines uses approximately 7 pounds of water for every 1 pound of clothing in addition to the energy needed to dry the clothes and and heat the water. That makes the savings priceless.