All right, own up - how often do you use your tumble drier? I know I use mine far too often. The weather can be too unpredictable, especially at the moment, to risk going out and leaving washing on the line, so it's easier to just stick it all in the drier. On top of that, my husband has all his seedlings growing on shelves next to the rotary clothes line, and I'd be worried that a trailing towel or dangling drawers might damage a precious plant. And to cap it all, I'm plain lazy......
But have you any idea how much electricity your tumble drier uses, and what an effect it is having on your carbon footprint? Maybe thinking about it for a moment might encourage you to cut down your use of it.
Brabantia would like us to think about what an impact our tumble drier use is having on the environment in their latest Facebook competition which you can find here. The prize is a WallFix dryer with a metallic storage box, a stylish peg bag and a Titan Oval Black Ironing Table, all together worth 300 Euros. To enter, all you need to do is click the "like" button underneath the answer that you think best represents the amount of CO2 you produce each year from using your tumble drier 2-3 times a week.
The competition closes on May 13th.