The predictions on the effects of climate change are not good, you know that well. Among the main problems we are about to face, there will certainly be that of an unprecedented water crisis. Water shortages will begin to become a reality within a few decades.
Have you ever considered how much water is used every time you do a load of laundry? According to estimates, the average household does around 400 loads of laundry per year, which means it is using over 600.000 liters of water per year. What if there was a "recycled water" washing machine? One that could help reduce some of this use by recycling dirty water instead of wasting fresh water?
Here is Lylo, the first washing machine in the world with recycled water
Lylo uses between 50% and 80% less water than traditional top-loading washing machines, and can recycle up to 95% of the dirty water it uses. This means you can save on your bills while helping to conserve one of the most precious resources on Earth. Basically a "RI-washing machine".
The washing machine was designed by Joanna Power e ParamVeer Bachu, and is intended for students. In the end it works exactly like a normal one washing machine: After being connected to the main component of the washing machine, the gray water of the tank will be filtered and used to wash clothes in small cycles. Just 15 minutes each. The used water will then be discharged through a small pipe which can be connected to the sewer or, if you are in a water shortage area, simply placed in a container, or bucket.
Recycled water and clean shirt
This could be a real game-changer in terms of water conservation, and I think it's a great idea. Hopefully it gets funded successfully and we will see more of these machines in the future. What do you think? Would you use one of these recycled water washing machines?
We will soon see who will like the project: the Lylo portable washing machine concept is currently under development: the production plan, already announced, will start in the first quarter of 2023.