Scrubbing dishes at the kitchen sink? It may be time to invest in a dishwasher. Hand washing dishes creates over double the amount of GHGs as dishwashers, and produces about the same carbon emissions as 3 flights from London to Tokyo!
Recent studies state 5,620 kgs of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are produced over a 10-year period from hand-washing an average of 32 sets of dishes per week. This comes from the energy used to heat up the water. A dishwasher, on the other hand, emits only 2,090 kgs of GHGs over the same period. The figures speak for themselves.
Source: OVO Energy