Washing dishes by hand using the two-sink method for one year

Energy & utilities

A household washes on average 8 cutlery sets 215 times per year. By using the two-sink method (use one sink for washing and one sink for rinsing), one uses 23 liters of hot water per wash. The water is heated with an electric boiler. The emissions include the consumption of dishwashing detergent, sponge, and electricity.

Carbon footprint breakdown

Water use 2.56%
Water heating 79.75%
Detergent 12.14%
Sponge 5.56%

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