5 Easy Eco-Bathroom Tips

The bathroom is often the most wasteful room in the home due to sheer frequency of use and the quantity of water and electricity it uses up every day. If you’re thinking about being more resourceful and reducing your impact on the environment, then the bathroom is a perfect place to start. Follow these five easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to more eco-friendly living.

1. Eco-Friendly Materials

Did you know that your shower curtain could be toxic and harmful to you and your family? Many people don’t. Plastic shower curtains are usually made of PVC which releases volatile organic compounds and gases that pollute the air. For an eco-friendly and safer shower curtain, opt for materials like of hemp, organic cotton, bamboo or linen. This can also be applied to towels, rugs, window curtains and bathmats. Teak is a fabulous material for bath mats and blinds as it naturally resists mould and mildew while looking great too!

2. Energy-Efficient Electronics

Water is the most wasteful element in the bathroom and although it’s a good idea to reduce shower-time and switch off your tap while brushing your teeth, there are also some nifty fittings that you can install to save water without thinking twice. Consider a low-flow toilet like those from Toto toilets or one with two flush options to use more or less water as well as a low-flow shower head that saves you money on both your water and heating bill. You can even fit motion-sensor faucets that turn off automatically whenever you’re not washing your hands or rinsing your brush under the tap for ultimate eco-friendly convenience.

3. Watch Your Water

Water is the most wasteful element in the bathroom and although it’s a good idea to reduce shower-time and switch off your tap while brushing your teeth, there are also some nifty fittings that you can install to save water without thinking twice. Consider a low-flow toilet or one with two flush options to use more or less water as well as a low-flow shower head that saves you money on both your water and heating bill. You can even fit motion-sensor faucets that turn off automatically whenever you’re not washing your hands or rinsing your brush under the tap for ultimate eco-friendly convenience.

4. Chemical-Free Cleaning

Chemicals are harmful to both you and the environment so it’s worth considering switching to more natural products that are certified organic. Some you can even make a home without cutting back on cleaning power. A simple mix of baking soda and vinegar can unclog drains and essential oils work wonders for fresh scents and cleaning surfaces.

5. Waste-Not, Want-Not

 Although the bathroom is the place that you go to do your business, it doesn’t mean that you should be wasteful at the same time! It’s definitely worth switching to recycled toilet paper and if you’re looking to tile your bathroom for a new look, choose ceramic tiling as it’s actually made from post-consumer and post-industrial recycled glass.

There are plenty of ways to be eco-friendly without making any major lifestyle changes or breaking the bank. Now’s the time to make your home better for both your family and the environment too.

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