Time for another of our eco-Wednesday top tips. Today it’s all about those dirty dishes that have a habit of piling up next to our sinks. According to an article on their website, Friends of the Earth actually recommend that you don’t wash dishes by hand. Instead, they suggest loading your dishwasher until it is full then running on an eco-cycle with a dishwasher tablet as normal.
Ignoring your dirty dishes and waiting until your dishwasher is full saves a lot of water compared to washing up as you go, even if using a washing up bowl.
Avoid any temptation to pre-wash your dishes, pots and pans as this is largely unnecessary. Instead, only soak the very worst offenders in hot water and washing up liquid before they go in the machine.
There you have it, an eco-friendly idea that costs nothing and saves you time and money too. Look out for more eco-Wednesday ideas and follow us on Facebook for more environmentally friendly ideas.