Reply To: Use of washing machines in Indigenous communities

Centre for Appropriate Technology Discussion Waste and reuse Use of washing machines in Indigenous communities Reply To: Use of washing machines in Indigenous communities

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Rachel Alford
Keymaster

Hi Lily,

It’s safe to assume that residents in Cape York will be air drying their clothes, despite the humidity. There is limited electrical capacity in communities on the Cape and dryers are quite power intensive. People are mostly on Country during the dry season, so there wouldn’t be too much rain to worry about, and keeping in mind the disposable incomes of people in Cape York, it’s a reasonable assumption that using clothes dryers would be quite rare, with residents opting to air dry their clothes instead.

Thanks,
Rachel