Labor-saving big appliances-dishwashers, refridgerators, clothes washers/dryers and air conditioners – can drastically reduce the house holder’s workload and increase comfort levels. But traditional appliances are no friend to the environment. Their clean white facades hide the soul of polluters. They use countless megajoules of electricty and billions of gallons of gallons of water, accelerating fuel consumption, dam building and air pollution. How could appliances dedicated to making things clean be so dirty.