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Learn how to reduce Climate Change by using Energy and Water Efficient Dishwashers.
Modern dishwashers use significantly less energy than those manufactured going back to the 1970s. Water consumption is a major issue to these machine and can vary greatly according to appliances and settings.
Balance the number of washes with the size of the wash. Run your machines less often, but with full loads. Using a half load setting uses more than half the energy and water of a full load.
Those machines that have filters should be cleaned regularly. A Blocked filter may be hard to push through, and that uses more energy and is running efficiently.
Always switch off and unplug appliances at the wall when not in use. Lights and displays use energy.
Look for the label
When buying a new appliance, there are two key energy labels to look out for:
You could also look at how water-efficient a new appliance is - as a rule, the more energy efficient a machine is, the less water it will use. EU energy labels show litres of water used per wash.
Dispose of old appliances safely
It′s important to recycle your old appliances. Dumping old machines can lead to harmful chemicals escaping and causing pollution. What you can do with them: