AquaFresco's has become a groundbreaking washing machine that can recycle up to 95% of its used water, making the water reusable up to six months.
The water efficient machine won third prize at MIT's Water Innovation competition, and became most likely to have a successful business because of its hotel target. After restrooms, laundry is biggest use of water in the U.S. and hotels uses tons of water daily.
"You could use essentially the same batch of water to wash laundry for up to six months," says The Atlantic’s April Wolfe.
A washing machine, especially the inefficient models common in the U.S., uses gallons of water to rinse away a few ounces of dirt. The team says that, on average, 20 gallons are needed to remove one teaspoon of dirt.