The Amazing New Xeros Washing Machine Laundry System

The new Zeros washing machine won’t reduce the amount of energy women and men spend on housework, but it is extraordinaryily good for the environment.

Xeros, a research-driven spin-off from the UK’s University of Leeds has developed a laundry system that uses no more than a cup of water for each load of clothes, and also significantly less energy than conventional washing machines.

Environmental consultancy URS estimates that the Xeros laundry system’s carbon footprint is 40% smaller than the most efficient systems for washing and drying laundry. And it uses 90% less water. See detailed explanation of how Xerox works from The Economist: Using nylon beads in laundry: Washing without water. A