One of the most un-green household chores is doing the laundry with washing machines. It is said that in America, there are 76 million top-loading washing machines with agitators, 25 million of them at least 10 years old. Energy Star says these inefficient machines cost consumers $2.8 billion each year in energy and water consumption.Sure there are Energy Star-rated front loading washing machines that reduce water consumption, but they still consume around 15 gallons of water per wash load, which in a country facing waterproblems, is a lot. A UK-based company called Xeros comes in to the rescue and promises about 90 percent less water consumption in their washing machine, making it almost a waterless laundry solution.
Xeros does it by using their own Xeros polymer bead technology cleaning method, which has been proven more effective than traditional soap and water. Tiny snippets of nylon are infused with a proprietary detergent solution and with just a tiny amount of water, it attracts and absorbs dirt, producing cleaner result versus the traditional washing methods. Xeros says the nylon beads are capable of hundreds of loads of washed before reaching life span, which can later be collected and recycled.