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Topic: Looking for Some Guidance

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Subject: Looking for Some Guidance
Date Posted: 5/19/2010 10:41 AM ET
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I've use very few paper products--china rather than paper plates; cloth napkins rather than paper napkins; cloth rags rather than paper towels, etc.   I am not giving up my washing machine.   Does not using paper but using more electricity really help my carbon footprint?  Of course I reclycle and use reuseable bags, etc., but this electricity thing is really nagging at me.

Date Posted: 5/20/2010 5:40 PM ET
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The trade-off with handwashing clothes is that handwashing clothes using more water than a machine (especially an energy-efficient front-loader).  Hang drying clothes instead of using a dryer will save you electricity, though.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 9:25 AM ET
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I'm very lucky in that my washer and dryer are energy efficient.  Your post makes me feel better.  Thanks.