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How laundry could slash US carbon emissions

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IF ONLY American commuters would pool their cars – and commit 16 other acts of environmental kindness – they could slash US CO2 emissions by 7.4 per cent by 2019. Thomas Dietz of Michigan State University, East Lansing, and his team calculated the carbon-saving impact of 17 practices, such as hanging laundry out to dry and buying fuel-efficient vehicles (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0908738106). Drawing on earlier studies, Dietz estimated what proportion of the population could be persuaded to adopt each form of behaviour. For example,