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Are clotheslines a feasible alternative to dryers?

TitleAre clotheslines a feasible alternative to dryers?
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBasso, T., C. Bullock, J. Harti, R. Temmer, and M. Zimmer
Keywordsattitude towards clotheslines, clotheslines, GHG reduction
Abstract

…The main focus of our research is to determine whether clotheslines are a feasible alternative to clothes dryers, in order to help reduce greenhouse emissions. On a larger scale, we are looking to find out whether reduction in dryer use can cut down on emissions in order to help Canada meet its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol of 2001. We have also attempted to find out if clotheslines are a feasible alternative to clothes dryers in terms of societal reactions and if clotheslines will be accepted in a modern North American community. We hope these questions can be interpreted to determine what the prevailing attitudes towards clotheslines are in the community and how educational materials could be best approached to encourage further use… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca