So there’s this new research that says we would soon be able to wash our clothes with sunlight, Yes.. you heard that right, Sunlight!
At least that’s what was proposed recently by a team of scientists from RMIT University, Australia. The report, published in the journal, Advanced Materials Interfaces this month says these scientists have developed a low-cost, efficient way to grow nano-structures on textiles that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light. Simply put, these nano-enhanced clothes can clean themselves of stains and grime if put under a light bulb or the sun, putting an end to the use of detergents and soaps—which harm the environment—plus lots of water wastage. What you get are clothes that are environmentally-friendly, with no carbon footprint. However, there’s still more work to be done to bring the concept out of the lab, as per the scientists.
Source: Financial Times