The waterless washing machine

Sustainability Problem

  • Water is a scarce resource in our planet that needs to be consumed efficiently.
  • Electricity from fossil fuels is one of the main greenhouse gas emissions sources that are causing climate change.
  • Toxic wastewater with detergent that is not treated pollutes watersheds.

The solution

  • The Xeros Machine is a washing machine that saves water, energy and detergent on every load.
  • It works with a polymer bead washing system that only uses a small amount of water.
  • Beads absorb stains and reduce the need of large amounts of detergent.
  • The small amounts of water and detergent used produce less effluent.

Stakeholders

  • Xeros
  • Investors
  • Household clients
  • Laundry companies

Deployment

  • The waterless washing machine was designed and manufactured by Xeros, a company that is specialized in innovative products for the laundry industry.

Source

http://www.xeroscleaning.com/the-xeros-machine

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2 thoughts on “The waterless washing machine

  1. I like the idea of saving water, energy and detergent with every use. However, I question the “polymer beads”, which may or may not be made of plastic. Mass producing these could mean the use of more chemicals and other substances while leading to waste.

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  2. This is very cool! But it seems to be only aimed at the industry, right? (At least by looking at their website). Is it because it is still too costly for homes?

    Thank you very much for posting this.

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