Put down the dish cloth and load up the dishwasher (if you have one). Avoiding that chore is actually better for the environment..and yes there if proof!
If you do the math on how much water you are using by hand washing your dishes you might be very surprised. Just running your tap for 5 mins can use the same amount of water as the entire cycle of your dishwasher. While this is based on having an energy efficient machine, older machines still beat running the tap.
Yes the dishwasher also uses energy but then again so do you by washing them by hand and if you are anything like me the dishwasher does a much better job of actually cleaning them.
So your not lazy..you are helping the environment. Don’t have a dishwasher? Then this is a pretty good reason to treat yourself and be a good eco warrior.