Green Your Laundry: Clean Machine
Tip #1: Efficient Washing Habits
Front-loading clothes washers (most have an Energy Star label) use up to half as much water and energy than other, older models, so if you're in the market for a new machine, snag one of those. But don't run out to buy a new washer if your old one still works. Instead, wait until you have a full load and wash your clothes in cold water (it gets them just as clean) on the shortest available cycle.
Tip #2: Choose Nontoxic Products
Tip #3: Let it All Hang Out
Tip #4: Ditch Your Dry Cleaner