Don’t Sink the Planet By Washing Dishes in the Sink

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

SCA Tip Leads Lauren's List of Mistakes We Make That Hurt The Environment

April is Earth Month and next Monday is Earth Day.
 
We all try to do right by the environment by recycling but it’s little things we’re doing, or not doing, daily that could have a negative impact.
 
Today’s Lauren’s List breaks down a few other mistakes we’re making that hurt instead of helping the environment.
 
 

Hand Washing Dishes

You may think using a dishwasher wastes a lot of water, but you’re actually wasting more by washing dishes by hand, according to the Student Conservation Association. You use up to 50 percent more water when you do dishes in the sink. The New York Times found the typical kitchen faucet uses 1.5 gallons of water per minute. Five minutes of washing dishes equals 7.5 gallons of water. While a dishwasher uses just 3.5 gallons of water per cycle.