The UK’s “Almost Waterless” Washing Machine

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The UK’s “Almost Waterless” Washing Machine

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The UK’s “Almost Waterless” Washing Machine
Monday, January 4, 2010 - 11:00am


The British company Xeros Ltd. has been researching the development of “virtually waterless” washing machines for over 30 years, and it looks like 2010 will be the year when the company shares its latest invention with the American market.

After years of testing and researching the machine at the University of Leeds, Xeros will finally start selling it through a partnership with GreenEarth Cleaning, a Kansas-city company that provides eco-friendly dry cleaning services.

So, what’s so special about this “virtually waterless” washing machine? Check out these facts:

  • The machine only uses a cup of water and a small bit of detergent

  • New technology uses nylon bead chips that absorb dirt and other stains off garments

  • The chips will continue to absorb stains after hundreds of washes

  • Machine will save over 1.2 billion tons of water per year

  • Operating costs for the machine will be reduced by 30% 

The new machines are now only available at commercial laundry and dry cleaning operations, but if they operate successfully, Xeros hopes to develop them for individual households. I can’t wait to see how this machine will revolutionize the green scene for 2010! is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.


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