A "Peak Water" feature in Wired's April issue has me thinking about the earth's most precious resource and how carelessly I use it. So I read a press release about a new relationship between eco-celeb Ed Begley, Jr., and a waterless car wash formula with greater interest than I usually bestow on endorsement announcements. Bayes Premium Waterless Vehicle Wash promises to save the 50 to 150 average gallons of water per wash and reduce chemical run-off caused by the usual sudsing-up-then-hosing-down driveway routine. Apparently, you simply spray the cleaner on, then wipe it (and dirt) away with a microfiber cloth. The concept intrigues me. I'll have to track some down and give it a test run. Our car has been accumulating some desert dust as of late; I'd be happy to find a more environmentally safe option than running it through the local carwash again.
Photo from www.bayescleaners.com