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4 tips for Eco-friendly Dishwashing

Updated: 7 days ago

By now you should know that washing your dishes is more eco-friendly compared to using disposable paper plates (as these require a lot of water to produce). But, is it possible to make your dishwashing routine more eco-friendly? Sure it is! Below you can read some tips to help you along the way. 


A dishwasher is about 3.5 times more water-efficient compared to washing dishes by hand. So, if you have the funds and space for a dishwasher, it is definitely a good investment to save water (and time).

You might think that a dishwasher completely fills up to the top with water, or sprays a constant stream of fresh water. But this is not the case. Dishwashers nowadays use lots of pumps, filters, and sprays that reuse water during cleaning. Clean water is only used at the beginning and for the final rinse. During washing, water is filtered and heated for maximum cleaning.

Even though I have a dishwasher, I also do the dishes by hand daily. Pots and pans I wash by hand as it enhances their longevity. Just like for some of the fancy kitchen knives we have. Also, some wooden kitchen supplies are washed by hand.