The Eco-Washing Machine That Cleans Clothes with Nuts
This machine promises to wash a full load of your dirty linen, without using any chemicals.
Instead, the "E-wash" uses a more natural product - nuts. It is designed to work with soapnuts, natural seeds which have been used in Asia to clean clothes for hundreds of years.
The makers say the nuts are much healthier for the planet than chemical powders, liquids or tablets, once washed away down our pipes.
And soapnuts can be cultivated anywhere, cutting down on the pollution and costs associated with transport.
The machine was chosen from a field of dozens by the appliance company Electrolux for its annual green design awards.
The company says an E-wash could be on the market within a few years.
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