With the intentions of going green, bathrooms are coming up with incredible designs to save water. A little pressure on your wallet initially can definitely do a lot for the environment and eco system, but it also saves your money in a long run if you see. Bathroom might be the smallest rooms in your house but it can be the busiest and hardest working! It can surely have an impact on the environment due to excess water, chemicals and even the fittings. Here are some ways to make your bathroom eco-friendly:
USE ORGANIC COTTON
The bath linens that are made from organic cotton might be on the costlier ide but they are not toxic to the environment. They are free of pesticides and have no harmful effects, besides they towels or curtains from organic cotton also tends to last longer as compared to the regular cotton ones so you don’t have to repurchase anytime sooner. The manufacturers that use organic cotton that is on the costlier side also use good organic dyes that have no adverse effects on the environment.
INSTALL LOW FLOW FAUCET
Installing a low-flow faucet is the best thing you can do for making your bathroom eco-friendly. This is the most affordable way to make your bathroom more eco-friendly that almost anyone can do. Low speed showers can save lots of water, and saving water is the first step towards being eco-friendly.
Dual flush toilets are the best ones and are now-a-days preferred in every home. Dual flushing uses half the quantity of water you normally use in usual/standard toilets. If installing a new toilet with the dual flush is out of your budget, try getting a dual flush kit which can be installed in standard toilets.
GET A GOOD QUALITY WATER HEATER
A good quality water heater needs to be installed in the bathroom to save electricity. Local branded water heater tends to use a lot of electricity and you don’t want to do that right? Get a good water heater with 4-5 stars for saving electricity. There are also CNG heaters these days which are an easy eco-friendly option. Install one in your bathroom and you will save half of your monthly electricity bill.
AVOID PVC SHOWER CURTAIN LINER
PVC liners are said to emit harmful gas that are nothing but volatile organic compounds that are not good for indoor air that ultimately would affect your health. The best thing to do is to toss away the PVC curtains/liners and get the non-PVC ones that are available in the market.
Brushing is a good habit, but leaving the tap open isn’t! We all have a habit of leaving the tap open while brushing which wastes a lot of water. A sink faucet uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Have a habit of closing the tap when not in use.
USE GREEN CLEANERS
We normally use chemical cleaners to clean the faucets, floor, walls etc. in the bathroom. These cleaners are toxic not only to the environment but also to us. They emit toxic fumes and contain harmful compounds that can have adverse effects on our health. Instead, use this natural cleaner.
MORE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM GREEN:
- Compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and last much longer.
- When redecorating, look for paint with a low volatile organic compounds (VOC) label. These paints are less toxic.
- Installing aerators on the faucet and showerhead will reduce the amount of water used.
- Use organic handmade soaps, they are little expensive but are good for your skin and environment both.