Washing dishes in the developing world
December 8, 2010 11:10 AM Subscribe
I'm interested in dishwashing practices in the developing world. If you were one of roughly the half of the people in the world without running water in your home
, how might you wash your dishes? What kind of set up would you have? Are sinks common even if you collect water from a public well or water truck
? Or would you have a washbasin/plastic tub? On a countertop, table, or floor? Cloth or tarp outside? Would you use non-potable water to do the washing up? Save the graywater for next time or for other cleaning tasks?
posted by hydrophonic to Society & Culture (31 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Answers will probably be broad and varied, and that's fine. References, video and photos would all be great. I can imagine all sorts of practices, but I need some verification.