Together we can save 150 billion gallons of water per year.
That's billions. With a B.
Yup, that’s a lot of wasted water, but there’s an easy way to make a difference. Skip the Rinse. And if we all started a new habit and stopped pre-rinsing our dishes, together we could save America 150 billion gallons of water in just one year.
America could soon be facing a water crisis. 40 of 50 US states are potentially facing an upcoming drought, but together we can help prevent it. And that begins with paying attention to our daily water habits at home.
Believe the facts. Independent researchers recruited people to pre-rinse dirty dishes and load them into a dishwasher as they would at home. The water used was recorded via flowmeters and the eye-opening results were confirmed by EnergyStar.
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When you pledge to Skip the Rinse, your household could save 2,995 gallons of water per year.So far...
Together we can save billions of gallons of water per year. Scroll below to learn more about the issues and what you can do to spread the word.
Between July 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 Finish will contribute $1 to The Nature Conservancy for every #SkiptheRinse pledge taken on the Finish website for a minimum contribution of $100,000 and a maximum contribution of $400,000. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and water on which all life depends. More information about the Conservancy is available by mail at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington Virginia 22203, by phone at (800) 628-6860 or at www.nature.org.
Government-backed research predicts serious water shortages across the United States with the possibility of many water supplies being reduced by one-third within 50 years. This threat to our water security is a challenge everyone can help solve. From federal government to individual households, if we all save more water, we can save our water future.
Nearly 70% of the planet’s surface is water
Only 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh
Only 1% of freshwater is easily accessible
Total usable water = 0.007%
Knowing how and where we waste water can inspire us to take positive action. There are many things that each and every one of us can do to reduce our water consumption, and the actions we take as individuals can make a big difference. Collectively we need to reduce our water consumption to reduce the threat of severe water stress.
An efficient modern toilet uses just 1.6 gallons of water per flush and could save an average family around 13,000 gallons per year
High efficiency shower heads can use as little as 0.75 gallons per minute , saving 11 gallons per shower
Switching from top loader to front loader saves up to 70% water, which is around 9,500 gallons of water per household per year
Not pre-rinsing before loading the dishwasher could save as much as 20 gallons of water and make the detergent more effective
Faucets fitted with flow-controlled aerators use no more than 1.5 gallons of water per minute, saving around 700 gallons per year
Switching from a clock timer to a WaterSense-labeled irrigation controller can save 7,600 gallons or more per year
New Finish Quantum is designed to work without the need for pre-rinsing, cleaning your dishes to a shine. But you may be asking yourself: ‘Where does the food go?’. Our new ActiveBlu Technology is powered by enzymes that break down stuck-on food particles. So, all you have to do is give your dirty dishes a quick scrape and then put them right into the dishwasher.
In 2012, we set a goal of reducing our water usage by 35% in our manufacturing sites by the year 2020. We were able to hit our target by 2017 and currently our water use is down 38% since 2012. Through innovations like ActiveBlu Technology and more, we are working to identify further ways to reduce water usage in how we make our products and in how you use them.