It has been shown that a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing. Therefore, increasing your frequency of running the dishwasher by running it with partial loads instead of waiting for a full load will reduce, not increase your water consumption.Might be true (I say *might* because most people probably leave the water running the whole time - that's what I used to do - until I saw my mom turns the water on/off constantly so the water's not running while soaping something up or turning to put it where ever one let's items drain) but I've posted before I feel I can "taste" detergent when run through a dishwasher - that was mostly when my mom actually used her dishwasher so maybe she was using too much - but the bigger issue is I don't have enough dishes it would take for a single person to run a mostly full dishwasher by week's end.As I said at the beginning, it depends on one's "lifestyle" whether something is applicable to them or not - and if one's lifestyle is they barely use machine washers (dishes or clothes), they don't stop a lot at convenience stores, neighbors "keep to themselves" - or they don't want to ask a neighbor for an item unless its necessary - than paper towels might not be such a bad or wasteful option. The more things/changes/steps one needs to add into their life from what they're doing now, the less making a change for maybe 1 cent/per use makes sense.
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