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When washing dishes by hand, don't run water the entire time.
Enormous amounts of (often heated) water simply run down the drain, unused in processes that wash dishes by hand.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Make it a habit to use a bowl when applying detergent to your washing to dislodge dish dirt, and then conduct the rinse process quickly in a batch of dishes.
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