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A Company called Xeroes has created a new washing machine that utilizes beads versus water!

beads washingThe Xeroes company was founded in 2006 and is based at laboratories in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.

This company came to be in trying to figure out how to keep the colors from fading washing after washing. They came up with using nylon beads as they tend to last longer.

The beads are introduced to the load of laundry, replacing most of the water, runs through the cycle, and removes the dirt. The beads now have absorbed the dirt and are removed at the end of the cycle to be re-used again. The other benefit of using the beads is that when the cycle is done, the clothes are almost dry.

This reduces time the clothes need to sit in the dryer.

The U.S. subsidiary, based in New Hampshire, is testing prototypes with several early customers including the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va.; Crest Cleaners in Clifton, Va.; and Sterling Linen in Manchester, N.H.

The testing has proved to be very positive. Some of the results show that 70 percent less water, 70 percent less detergent, and 50 percent less energy.

This could revolutionize the laundry industry. It has not changed since the 1950s but I believe Xeroes has certainly put a dent in that. The beads last for 100’s of loads of clothes. Once they have lived out their job, they are collected and sent to other industries for re-use.

The machine is currently not available to the public. However, they are working to get that done very soon. I will let you know when it is coming to a store near you.

This video will explain how it works.

What do you think? Would you own one of these? I would!

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One Response to “Green Laundry”

  1. Ewald Says:

    I definitely would buy one too =). It bothered me all these years that they come up with new electronical devices almost every second, but no one ever seemed to care about such a fundamental,( everyday used ) devise 😛 .

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