To offset the carbon dioxide emitted during the manufacturing process, the optimal lifetime of a washing machine is between 17 and 23 years. But most people use their washer for only 11.5 years.
Simple practices will help your machine last longer, and help you save water and energy. But if it’s time to get a new washing machine, consider the most efficient models that are the right size for your household.
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Data source: CoolProducts Briefing, European Environmental Bureau