The diagram above tells the story. We'd like to know more about how the plastic chips grab on to dirt and stains—and what happens to them at the end of their 100-wash life. We also wonder about the practicality of tossing 44 pounds of plastic chips into the washer along with the laundry. Is that something those of us with bad backs could handle on a regular basis?
Assuming those limitations could be overcome, the potential water savings are tremendous, especially as more and more people every year around the world buy washing machines to end the drudgery of washing clothes by hand.
via Gizmodo; original story at The Daily Mail