Which is the “Greener” Way to Wash Your Car?

April 18, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

If you're concerned about water usage, pollution, and your utility bills, head to the car wash instead of sudsing up in your driveway. 

 

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Although it might seem counterintuitive at first, car washes are more eco-friendly because they have better systems to recycle and filter the water that washes off of your car. When you clean your car in your driveway, all of the dirt, oil, and chemicals (not to mention the detergent you use) runs into your yard and the storm drains that empty directly into local streams and creeks.

 

Do you wash your car at home or go to your local car wash?

 

 Related:

9 Things You Can Do to Save Water

How Green Are You?

25 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet 

 

(photo via knottyboy on Flickr)

 

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