Top hotels are apparently turning to washing machines which use beads rather than water to clean linen.
The new technology uses up to 80% less water, up to 50% less energy and roughly 50% less detergent, say the makers.
When the beads’ molecular structure is combined with the right detergent, dirt from soiled items is attracted and absorbed by the beads, says Xeros.
The company claims the reusable beads even produce cleaner results, as well as lasting hundreds of washes before being recycled.
It claims worldwide hotels have begun using beads in the Xeros Laundry System.