Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes:
Australians could save more than 28 billion litres of water per year, the equivalent of 11,000 Olympic swimming pools by changing the way they do their household chores. For instance, households that hand wash their dishes used a dishwasher, it would save close to 8,000 litres of water per year. That is the statistic for only one house and one family. Can you imagine how many kids would be doing other chores, if we all had a dishwasher!
Consumer use and disposal of cleaning products accounts for 70% of our total carbon footprint. Australians are flushing and pouring billions of litres of water down the drain, unnecessarily that could be saved by making a few small changes to our cleaning habits.
A new consumer education program has recently been launched to teach us better ways to clean and help save our planet at the same time. Our Home Our Planet