Sale of zero-tick washing machines to stop from 1 April 2014
The sale of zero-tick washing machines will stop from April as national water agency, PUB, moves to encourage more water-efficient household water appliances under the Mandatory Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme.
PUB intends to raise the minimum requirement for washing machines from one tick to two ticks in 2015.
The more ticks a product has, the more water efficient it is.
A one-tick washing machine can save 81 litres of water per wash for a 7kg laundry load.
Those with two and three ticks can save 102 litres and 112 litres of water, respectively. Sales of three-tick washing machines have increased by 17% from 55,174 in 2011 to 79,309 in 2013.
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