Government's spokesman says don't rinse plates before dishwasher but No10 has a ...

Government's spokesman says don't rinse plates before dishwasher but No10 has a ...
Government's spokesman says don't rinse plates before dishwasher but No10 has a ...
Fix your carbon footprint first, Boris! As Government's green spokesman says don't rinse plates before using dishwasher, it emerges No10 Downing Street has a poor eco-rating Allegra Stratton advised public not to rinse dishes before using a dishwasher But the message has been somewhat diluted after it emerged that No10 itself has an especially poor carbon footprint rating No10 achieved only an 'E' rating for its carbon footprint – just two rungs before the lowest rating of 'G'.

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There's no need to rinse your dishes before putting them into a dishwasher, the Government's chief spokesman for the UN's climate change summit has advised. 

But the rather obvious message has been somewhat diluted after it emerged that No10 itself has an especially poor carbon footprint rating. 

It was revealed No10 achieved only an 'E' rating for its carbon footprint – just two rungs before the lowest rating of 'G'. 

It came as Allegra Stratton, the chief spokesman for this year's climate change conference, hosted in Glasgow, advised the public not to rinse their dishes before they put them into a dishwasher. 

'Did you know, according to Cop26 principal partner Reckitt, who make Finish, you don't really need to rinse your dishes before they go into the dishwasher?' she wrote in the Daily Telegraph. 

Allegra Stratton, the chief spokesman for this year's climate change conference, hosted in Glasgow, advised the public not to rinse their dishes before they put them into a dishwasher

Allegra Stratton, the chief spokesman for this year's climate change conference, hosted in Glasgow, advised the public not to rinse their dishes before they put them into a dishwasher

Her comments attracted some mockery online. Tansy Kelly Robson wrote: 'I just find it funny they assume everyone has a dishwasher.' Another commentator said: 'Brilliant! We could all invite one guest fewer to our dinner parties to cut down on food waste too.' 

Miss Stratton also wrote that households could take 'micro-steps' to do their

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