Going green in your bathroom might seem to be a bit of an empty gesture. We’ve all seen the pictures of great chunks of ice falling off the poles. Buying an environmentally friendly toilet cleaner is not going to stop that happening. Is it?Well, perhaps not, but if we all do our little bit to help then that has to be a good thing. It is a simple fact that if we carry on trashing the planet there will come a point when it will no longer be able to sustain us.
It was announced this week that the South East of England is already facing drought measures and we are still in February. The water levels are at an all time low, lower even then during the long hot summer of ’76.
We should try and save water without the authorities getting involved. As we all know it is more environmentally friendly to take showers rather than baths. Showers use far less water than a bath and also less energy.
Some of our water though goes straight down the drain with a flush of the loo. Older toilets can use 12 litres of water per flush. In a house with a family of four that can mean a lot of water is being wasted. More modern toilets can still use up to 8 litres per flush.
There are devices around that can help reduce the amount of water per flush and toilets where you can choose to limit the amount of water that is used. Every little helps.
It may seem to be the ultimate green move to make but you could buy recycled toilet paper. The literal idea of recycled toilet paper seems grim. The idea of buying recycled toilet paper if it actually was recycled toilet paper…
There is no need to worry it is created by using as its source old office paper, newspapers, magazines, printers waste material and not from toilet paper.
On average we each use getting on for 20kg of toilet tissue per year. That is 110 rolls of the stuff for every person in the country. If we all used recycled loo roll we could save a lot of trees. Also recycled paper uses less energy to produce and less pollutants. If it became more popular it would stop waste paper being sent to landfill which would also help the environment.
Save the fish
It is true that there some cleaning products that contain poisonous material that is not broken down by the sewage system and ends up threatening the lives of our fish.
You may not care about the fish but if you can buy an eco cleaning product for your bathroom without any harsh chemicals in it that does the job it will at least make you feel like you have done something good.
Keep your bathroom clean and save the planet at the same time, how clever is that?