You may be surprised to find that using a dishwasher is more eco-friendly than washing dishes by hand. A study by the University of Bonn, Germany found that time, water, and energy were all used more economically by loading an electric dishwasher.
So pat yourself on the back the next time you do your part to conserve energy and water by avoiding manual dishwashing.
You can find the complete study results here.
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