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Low carbon life, what to do with clothing

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1, do not buy additional clothes, for during the process of producing the clothes, transportation, and reproduction requires a large amount of energy, meanwhile it may produce wasted gas, water and other pollutions. On the basis of basic daily necessities, if every one unnecessary clothe may save 2.5 kg of stander coal, which equals to about 6.4 kg of CO2.

2. Choosing natural fabric clothing. Low-carbon denotes the low index of carbon emissions, which can be acted as a criterion to measure the maximum use age for the clothes according to the total amount of carbon emissions. Natural fabric clothing can be a healthy and functional choice.

3. Washing one clothe manually per month. With the development of our living standards, washing machines have already become our best tool for washing clothe, while we still can reduce the waste of electricity and water. It is estimated that if we wash clothe once per month, every washing machine may save up to about 1.4 kg of standard coal, which is about 3.6kg of CO2.

4.making the clothes be natural drying. If it is not that needy to wear the clothes, we can make them naturally dry instead of turn on your washing machine. In this case, it may reduce 2.3 kg of CO2 emissions.

5. Saving 1 kg of washing powder. Washing powder is our daily necessity, while it may be wasted often in our daily lives. If properly used, 0.28 kg of CO2 may be reduced.

6. Choosing a energy saving washing machine. For a energy saving washing machine may save relatively 50% of the electricity and 60 % of the water compared with the ordinary one. That’s a ideal way of both saving your money and living in an eco-friendly way.

This stat may not be directly functional at sight, but Dale thinks it must be a pretty good way for our life in a long run.