Stay Green with this Pedal Powered Washing Machine

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The Drumi from Yirego is an incredibly useful, portable washing machine that does not require a lick of electricity.

The device is completely pedal-powered and able to handle up to seven garments to wash. The device is just 22-inches, so it can easily be stowed away in the trunk of your car to go wherever you may need it. As long as you have the water (and a little bit of elbow grease) the Drumi can clean days worth of dirty clothes in a few short minutes.

Essentially, the machine resembles a large salad spinner (potentially dual purpose?) able to clean your clothes if you cannot access electricity. The device is especially useful for campers who are staying in the bush for a few days and want a nice, clean shirt. However, it could also prove to be beneficial to college students who are already on an insanely tight budget. Of course, they will still have to convince their parents to give up the $129 to order one. Although, at the end of the year, tons of money could be saved and put towards better things, like that new video game or some food that does not consist of ramen or pizza (though, you could buy a lot of  ramen and pizza with those kinds of savings…).

The Drumi is able to hold 2 liters of water, enough to wash a few loads of dirty clothes. however, pedal powered innovation is not the end of Yirego. The company, with the environment in mind, also is in the developmental stages of creating a concoction of Ontario berries and nuts to create an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and useful detergent. To use the Eco-friendly soap, simply place the husks into a sack (provided with purchase), and start to churn up those clothes. The soap can also be used for other cleaning purposes. Just one bag of soap nuts is is enough to clean all your laundry for a year, claims Yirego.

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Over the years, the Drumi has seen a lot of progress to get it to where it is today. However, it has become an incredibly useful device that can help people all over the world. From students on a tight budget to people without access to electricity during outages or environmental disasters, the Drumi is there for you.

For more information, or to order your Eco-friendly washing machine, you can visit their website.

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