Clothes dryer

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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 at ecofx.org. +
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 m2(square meter)=10.8 ft2(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 m2
16.6 ft2
Loss of plant and animal life potential for one year (in natural habitat) 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 m2
0 ft2
Loss of plant and animal life potential for one year (in natural habitat) 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

Contents

Ecomedia

References

1. Six Products, Six Carbon Footprints http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122304950601802565.html Wall Street Journal

EcoMedia

"On The ClothesLine" song

External links

wikipedia:Clothes dryer
wikipedia:Clothes line


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