Nowadays, there is an increase on eco-friendly bathroom designs seen in home departments. People are starting to adapt a greener lifestyle, especially that bathrooms require the largest amount of water usage in most homes and is a place where bath and cleaning products seem to multiply without end.
Lessen both your carbon footprint and water bill through these eco-friendly bathroom tips:
Stop the Leaks
Water is wasted at fast rates through running toilets and leaking faucets. If you have leaks or suspect one, get a plumber in as soon as you can to repair it.
Go Low Flow
Do your part in reducing your water consumption by installing low flow faucet, showerhead and toilet. This does not only decrease your water bill, it also lessens the amount of energy used in your heating system.
Towels/Linens. When it’s about time to replace your towels or any bathroom linen, always choose organic cotton. Conventional cotton is one of the most water-intensive and polluting crops on the planet.
Recycled Toilet Paper. Do you agree on cutting down more trees just to wipe your face, hands and bottoms? If the answer is no, just try your best to use less toilet paper as it still takes water and energy to create recycled toilet paper.
Eco-friendly and Sustainable Products. Ditch all your harmful cleaning and beauty products and switch to a healthier option – not just for you, but also for those on the receiving end. Think about all the cleaning waste you wash down the drain that ends up in plants and oceans.
Switching to LED light bulbs is one of the simplest ways to an eco-friendly bathroom. It may be a bit of an investment upfront, but it adds up to big energy savings over time and they last up to 50x longer than incandescents.
Addition to having an eco-friendly bathroom is switching to an energy-efficient vent fan. A well-ventilated bathroom is essential to eliminate moisture, which is a breeding ground for mildew and mold. You don’t only have quality indoor air, but also a cheaper electricity bill.
Do you have any other tips and tricks on how to save water and energy in the bathroom? Leave us a comment below!