23 Aug '12, 1pm

#EcoInnovation: Wash laundry load with 3 gallons of water, zero electricity:

#EcoInnovation: Wash laundry load with 3 gallons of water, zero electricity:

The 6.5 pound Laundry Pod washes approximately 10 garments per load, using only three gallons of water. Photo: StoreBound What if you could wash your clothes without ever using a dime’s worth of electricity? The Laundry Pod by StoreBound is all about manpower. The human-powered laundry device saves energy, water and time when compared to a typical home washer. The average washer accounts for anywhere between 15 and 40 percent of home water usage, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency . The Laundry Pod uses only 3 gallons of water between the wash and rinse cycles, besting the average 14 gallon Energy Star washer by 11 gallons . And unlike conventional washers, the Laundry Pod only takes a tablespoon of detergent to wash a load. More Innovation: Could This New Chips Make Batteries Obsolete? Of course, the Laundry Pod’s load size is limited. The 6.5 pound machine ho...

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