In today’s world, more and more people are putting environmentally friendliness and sustainability higher up on their priority list. In fact, 77% of people want to learn how to live more sustainably. With new innovations, creating a more sustainable home, in particular your bathroom, is easier than ever. Learn how to create your own environmentally friendly bathroom with these 5 tips!
5 Tips for an Environmentally Friendly Bathroom
Water Efficient Taps
What does it mean for your taps to be water efficient? These special, low-flow taps work by mixing air into the water flow the tap dispenses. This gives both the illusion and feel of water flow despite the fact that the amount of water is greatly reduced. These make them fantastic components of any environmentally-friendly bathroom!
Did you know that the average flush uses up to 12 litres of water? According to Energy Australia, every litre less in a flush will save a family of 4 nearly 6000 litres of water every year! This eye-watering amount makes low-flow toilets a must-have in any environmentally friendly bathroom. And if you need more reason to invest in a low-flow toilet, they also save you an additional $150 on your annual water bill!
Natural Cleaning Methods
One of the biggest negative impacts on the environment is harsh chemicals and cleaners. Ingredients found in many cleaners such as bleach and phosphates are terrible for the environment! When cleaning your bathroom, opt for natural cleaning cleaners which use organic and plant-based ingredients, or come in biodegradable, recyclable and refillable product packaging.
It’s not that surprising, but it is worth mentioning – showers use a LOT of water. An average shower uses 15-20 litres of water a minute, which means an average 15 minute shower will use approximately 300 litres of water! There are a few ways to reduce this high water volume.
The obvious one is to take shorter showers! Even reducing your shower by 5 minutes saves over 75 litres of water! You can also choose to use a water efficient showerhead which only uses 9 litres of water a minute.
Plants and environmentally friendly bathrooms go hand-in-hand. By adding some natural greenery to your bathroom, you are making a positive contribution to the environment. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release more oxygen into the atmosphere. They also have the added benefit of making your bathroom more visually appealing to you and anyone who uses it.
Start Living More Sustainably with your Bathroom Today
Making a positive contribution to the environment doesn’t have to be hard, nor does it have to cost a lot of money. With these 5 tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly bathroom. For more bathroom blogs like this, check out the rest of the MyHomeware blog today!