I ma sure, like me, you want to make your bathroom more eco-friendly.
Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips, and for good reason. With greenhouse gasses up 41% since 1990, it’s no surprise that there is a shift towards living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to be more eco-friendly. If you aren’t sure where to start, a good place to begin is by making your bathroom more environmentally friendly.
4 ways to have an eco-friendly bathroom
- Ditch the shower curtain
Plastic vinyl shower curtains are bad for the environment. They aren’t widely recycled, and PVC shower curtains can release as many as 108 volatile organic compounds, which can be detrimental to your health.
Rather than opt for a toxic, plastic shower curtain, a great alternative is a shower screen. Sleek, modern and easy to clean – shower screens last far longer than their vinyl counterparts. For that – the environment will thank you.
Don’t forget to use eco-friendly cleaning products too if you’re going down this route.
- Buy from ecofriendly local businesses
If you’re going to buy bathroom accessories such as plants, paints, lighting and even toilet paper – make sure you purchase from ecofriendly businesses.
Although you may think that plants clear the air, too many indoor plants can be bad for the environment. Plants can easily wrack up “plant miles”, so make sure to buy any accessories from local suppliers.
Luckily, if you’re looking to redecorate, many businesses now offer sustainable bathroom paints so you can redecorate to your hearts content, without destroying mother nature.
- Water saving solutions
Most of us know that wasting water is bad for the planet. A great way to limit the amount of water you’re using in your bathroom is to invest in water-saving faucets for your taps or a water saving toilet.
Low-flow faucets allow less water to flow through your taps at one time, meaning that you use up to 50% less of it.
- Choose to have a shower over a bath
As well as installing water-saving technology, why not take showers rather than baths? Having a bath uses on average 25-35 gallons of water, whilst a 10-minute shower with a regular showerhead uses just 25 gallons.
If you can, ditch the bath and opt for a shower instead. After all, showers can be super relaxing too – you can even get shower bomb!
Although it can be daunting to transform your bathroom into an ecofriendly haven, it doesn’t have to be. Making some small swaps can have a really big difference.
Are you going to make the change?