It’s inevitable that most bath water will literally go down the drain, but reusing even a few droplets can make an impact. Regardless of whether you change your bath routine or renovate your sanitary ware with water saving devices, remember that every minor adjustment can make a big difference! From swapping your WC to reusing shower water, here’s how you can easily improve your ecological footprint in your bathroom in a few simple ways….
Upgrade Your WC
Upgrading your WC might seem like a hassle, but it’s one of the most efficient ways to decrease your ecological footprint. Older toilets use anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. With most people using the toilet roughly five times a day at 7 gallons per flush, that’s over 12,000 gallons of water every year – enough to fill an entire swimming pool. So invest in a model that is eco-friendly and guarantees no more than 1.28 gallons per flush, and you’ve achieved the first step to being ecologically conscious!
Swap Your Seat
Installing a cleansing seat is one of the easiest ways to make a dramatic impact on your bathroom experience. Cleansing seats reduce your use of paper tissues as well as your overall water impact. If that weren’t enough, these seats will always leave you with a feeling of a new level of hygiene.
Change Your Showerhead
While its quite tempting to take long showers, it’s not always an ideal option for the environment. Choosing an innovative showerhead can help cut down on water usage. WaterSense shower heads built with Katalyst air-induction technology infuse the spray with two litres of air per minute, creating larger, fuller water drops at lower flow rates.
In addition to the above tips, if you have pets, consider bathing them in two small tubs – one with suds and the other with clean water…. And if you have plants, water them with a can filled with cold shower water as you wait for it to heat up, and care for your plants with water that otherwise would have been wasted.
Text compiled by: The Blue Pencil Design Company
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