1000 Flowers for the Planet - #210 Go Rinse Free
For those who have the luxury of a dishwasher, learn to go rinse free. It is completely unnecessary to rinse your dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. The dishwasher will clean them thoroughly for you because that’s what it’s designed to do. All you need to do is scrape off any food waste, preferably into your biofermenter, not the rubbish bin. The time you save can be transferred to that once a week task – cleaning your dishwasher filter (Flower #170).
Not only does this save your valuable time for other things, like spending quality time with your family, it also saves our most valuable resource: water. Furthermore, it saves energy in transporting that water to your house, which benefits the planet, and it saves you money, benefitting your hip pocket. One small act = lots of benefits.