Go Green in Your Bathroom
Being environmentally conscious and doing our part to lead more sustainable lives is becoming increasingly important. So, if you’re ready to do your part to help the environment, read our suggestions below for a greener bathroom.
Running a tap during your morning routine can be a big contributor to your overall water usage. Unnecessarily high-pressure water flow can use more water than is needed for simple tasks such as brushing your teeth or rinsing your hands. Using hot water instead of cold can also be a big waste of energy, hurting your budget and the environment. Fitting one of our Eco Taps, can eliminate these problems by giving you accurate control of your water output with our two “step” operating lever. Our taps use only a cold-water supply when in the central position whilst allowing a limited water flow when using the first step. This is ideal for quick uses of the tap such as hand washing, brushing your teeth or cleaning the sink.
You probably didn’t know this, but electric radiators can be environmentally friendly due to their reduced reliance on coal-fired power stations. They also don’t create emissions, leaving the surrounding outdoor air clean! Plus, you’re likely to save a few quid by not having to do regular maintenance on your old gas boiler. It’s a win, win.
Easy Fit Flow Restrictors for Your Shower
Flow restrictors are one of the cheapest and most effective solutions to reducing water waste. They work by reducing the water flow when showering, ultimately leading to less water being used whilst washing. Our easy fit flow restrictors are simple to install and are manufactured from high quality brass.
Glass Shower Screens
PVC shower curtains are non-recyclable, toxic to you and the environment and quite frankly, hideous. A better alternative would be to install a glass shower screen, they have many benefits such as being easier to clean and longer lasting, they’re also a lot more stylish.
Less Baths, More Showers
Choosing to take a shower instead of a bath could save around 25 gallons of water with each use. Of course, this depends on how long you shower for! Nevertheless, taking a ten-minute shower with a regular shower head should use half as much water as filling up a standard sized bathtub. As much as we hate so say it, because we LOVE baths, we know reducing the amount of baths we have each week or month will really help our planet.
Dual Flush Toilets
Flushing the toilet is one of the biggest contributors to household water usage. Older models can use up to 6 or 7 gallons of water with each flush, whereas newer models may use around 1.6 gallons. The average person flushes around 5 times a day, meaning the amount of water used can soon add up. One effective solution to reducing water usage is to install a dual flush system, allowing you to use significantly less water when a longer flush would be unnecessary.
Recycled Toilet Paper
27,000 trees are cut down every day to produce toilet paper alone, this means a staggering amount of our planet’s forests are being felled to simply be flushed down the toilet. There are, however, more sustainable alternatives such as choosing recycled toilet paper, especially if it comes in a paper bag rather than plastic packaging.
Even using a few of our tips in your bathroom can help the environment. Every small change makes a difference.