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Americans throw away 4 billion dollars a year

Americans are throwing away 4 billion dollars a year, on an appliance!
According to a  new report by the National Resource Defense Council, many people in the US are using inefficient dryers.
   
They use as much energy annually as energy efficient clothes washers, dishwashers and refrigerators *combined.
   
A scientist from the group says electric dryers should be updated to more efficient heat pumping models sold mostly in Europe.
   
US energy standards for dryers have only been updated three times since 1970, according to the report.