The Week in Design: From Treehouses to Washing Machines, With a Visit to the Olympics

Innovative Foot-Powered Washing Machine Could Alleviate Poverty for Millions

2 of 9
Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You GiraDora

credit: Alex Cabunoc & Ji A You

2 of 9

That was a strongly worded title for a washing machine. Really, can a washing machine change the world? Alex Cabunoc thinks so.

So much time, energy, and resources are used for basic water chores like cooking and cleaning. It leaves little time for other activities that might help one get out of poverty.

More in TreeHugger