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Monday, June 29, 2009

The washing machine that uses only a cup of water

I read about this invention very recently here
washing machine that uses only one cup of water

So, well, To cut the long story short,
This washing machine still uses electricity for its operation, so it is not one of those magic washing machines that run on nothing.
Guessing from the description I am guessing they don't use any detergent per say, but then they use beads-a load full each time in lieu of detergent and water.
But the thing is, these beads , they are a certain type of plastic, which when slightly moistened, tend to gain the property of attracting and gathering up dust, much like soap does, but well, for a loadful of beads, only a cupful of water is enough to moisten them and convert them to an amorphous form
This amorphous form is what is active in making clothes clean.
The best part about these beads is that these beads can be reused.After the tumbling and cleaning action, the beads get collected out seperately by the machine for most part.And these beads can be reused for upto 100 loads, which is fairly fine given the fact that , these beads saves us 100 loads of detergent used and also hundred loads of water used.
Saving water is such a great priority these days. After all , drinking water is a valuable resource and the lesser we can get by with using the better.
I think this washing machine is going into commercial production in a couple of years in North America.Good!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Go Potty, Ecofriendly style!!

First off, i am such a procrastinator when it comes to blogging. I get a million sentences in my head each day..but, I am lazy to switch on my computer and then type away.So, I let that moment pass.
 But, every week, some of friends blog, and i go to their websites to read their stuff, and then ofcourse, they say such wonderful things, I feel compelled to comment coz i have to share my views  and then I sign in and then from there i come to my own blog and post my comments. 
                     Jason Mraz's recent blog talks about how cutting back on toilet paper overusage might help the environment. He took pains to explain step by step how to use as less toilet paper as possible.He is a doll like that. Ofcourse, as is usual, I had to go one step further and leave an even nerdier more elaborate comment about the issue.

Here goes my comment:

Blogger Le cinq blog said...

The best thing to do is to first get a pressure nozzled water outlet fixed near the potty .Use the pressure nozzle to find your ideal water jet pressure, which needs to be directed from a bit far onto the peri anal area(area around external anal sphinctre) and the hose it down like they hose down dirt in the driveway and once the anus is relatively clean, shake off excess water and then wipe dry with two sqaures of toilet paper. No need to touch with hand but extremely clean, even cleaner than just water hose, or just toilet paper.Voila!

First off, I came back coz i wanted to take time to read the rest of the comments here .The commenters are like a like-minded community on here. Read all the comments. Lovely to hear talking about bidets,menstrual cups,recycled paper and culture patterns and what not. My two cents, though menstrual cups can offput the environmental damage of sanitary pads, INADEQUATE STERILIZATION BY UNEDUCATED USERS IS A MAJOR CONCERN.I say this is a physician. But ,yes, it is certainly a great idea if people know how to use it properly. As far as using the left had in concerned, as i have said in my previous comment,not using a hand at all is a great idea if you could use a pressure faucet to hose off the anus. Again,yes,like some commenters pointed out, a good fiber in your diet will cause for easy defecation and will lead to less sticking in the anal area.Yes, squatting causes for lesser mess after defecation too. Thumbs up to people that pointed those points out. Cheers and Hugs to everyone.

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