ecofx : Clothes dryer vs Clothesline


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____ environmental impact of a clothes dryer and a clothes line ____

Estimated carbon footprint, loss of natural habitat potential for one year, loss of plant and animal life potential for one year, and extinction potential, from producing, packaging, shipping and/or using these products or services.
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+ Except for CO2 emissions, estimates are based on Habitat, Life, Extinction Formulas v2 by the XOEarth Team. +
Formulas use “human appropriated net primary production (HANPP)” to “CO2 emissions” correlation.
Estimates do not include the possible long-term effects of climate change and persistent toxins.
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1 kg(kilogram)=2.2 lb(pounds)   1 m^2(square meter)=10.8 ft^2(square feet)
1 km(kilometers) = .62 mi(miles)   1 liter = .26 gallons
clothes dryer – appliance
(average residential electric clothes dryer)

CO2 from Tesco via WSJ.com [[#ref1]]

Product materials.


steel, plastic, copper, etc
? kg ? lb
CO2 released to dry one load of clothes.


2 kg
4.4 lb
Loss of natural habitat potential for one year to dry one load of clothes.


1.5 m^2
16.6 ft^2
Loss of native plant and animal life potential to dry one load of clothes.


4.8 kg
10.6 lb
How many loads of clothes dryed with this product to trigger 1 potential species extinction.


97.5 million
clothes line
(rope)

CO2 from Tesco via WSJ.com [[#ref1]]

Product materials.


usually polyester, plastic, cotton and/or nylon
? kg ? lb
CO2 released to dry one load of clothes.


0 kg
0 lb
Loss of natural habitat potential for one year to dry one load of clothes.


0 m^2
0 ft^2
Loss of native plant and animal life potential to dry one load of clothes.


0 kg
0 lb
How many loads of clothes dryed with this product to trigger 1 potential species extinction.


zero

==Ecomedia==
XOEarth.org/clothesline/

==References==
1. Six Products, Six Carbon Footprints
Wall Street Journal

==External links==
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothes_dryer
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothes_line

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