Are clothes dryers bad for the environment?

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asked Dec 9, 2017 in Green Living by magellen (310 points)
Are clothes dryers bad for the environment?

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answered Dec 9, 2017 by Shawn (42,370 points)
Electric clothes dryers draw a huge amount of electricity when running.

A clothes dryer can use up to 4000 watts of electricity when running. So yes the clothes dryers use up a lot of electricity which is mostly made from fossil fuels.

That could be a way for the clothes dryer to be bad for the environment. But we have renewable electricity being produced now so the clothes dryer isn't so bad for the environment.

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