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Posted Thu Jun 12 2008: from Geek.com:
Xeros washing machine only uses a cup of water http://apocadocs.com/s.pl?1213275685
The huge saving in water has come about due to the introduction of plastic chips. Along with a cup of water each wash holds thousands of reusable plastic chips roughly 20 kg per load, and detergent. The machine uses this combination to somehow remove everyday dirt and stains from the clothes just like a conventional machine. The bonus being 2 percent of the water and energy are used to do it plus, the clothes are left almost dry reducing the need for a drying appliance.
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