November 5, 2010 10 STEPS TO AN ECO-CONSCIOUS душ
_____________________________________ 10. Avoid using products in plastic containers
I know it’s hard to avoid plastic in our everyday lives but Ты can Поиск for alternatives. If you’re using body wash that is packaged in plastic try switching to bar soap. Usually soap is packaged in a cardboard box that can biodegrade или be recycled. 9. Switch to plant-based ingredients
Whether it’s your shampoo, bar of soap of even bathroom cleaning products, this will be healthier for Ты and your family and you’ll be reducing your impact on the planet as well. The many chemicals found in our everyday household products have a major effect on our water and our health, so switching to a plant-based, biodegradable product will really help. 8. DIY!
If you’re crafty, try creating our own soap, shampoo, etc. This way Ты will know exactly what’s in your product and it usually is еще cost effective. There are many great resources online, such as YouTube, and soap making websites that can help Ты get started! 7. Simplify
Instead of having a specialized product for each part of your body, re-evaluate whether Ты actually need it. For me, I use my handmade soap for shaving as well, saving me dough and Космос in my small shower. 6. Short ‘n’ sweet
Keeping your showers short is one of the best ways to conserve water in the bathroom. If you’re used to a 20 минута shower, try limited your routine by a минута each день until it takes less than 10. Use a timer. If you’re used to a 10 минута shower, try a 5 минута one. Ты get the picture. 5. Low-flowin’
Make a small investment in a low-flow душ head. All Ты have to do is install it and you’re being kinder to the planet! Buy one with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per минута — they come in all different styles, from sleek and modern to simple and practical 4. Looking glass
Ever opened up a new душ curtain and that chemical odor nearly knocked Ты down? Vinyl душ curtains are actually very toxic and full of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates and metals. A study has shown that some chemicals remain in the air 28 days after the душ curtain had been hung! And these душ curtains do not last forever — except in the landfill. In fact you’ll probably have to buy a new every year. Try using a water-resistant hemp душ curtain, instead. It can be put in the wash. или try installing a glass душ door instead. It may be a larger initial investment but it will save a lot of vinyl going to the landfill. Plus it can really update the look of your bathroom! 3. In the Navy
A navy душ is where Ты turn off the water while Ты lather up. This can save a ton of unused water from going down the drain! Ты can also install a shut-off device that reduces душ flow to a trickle while Ты lather или shave. If Ты really want to be hardcore, try a “traditional” navy душ and keep it under two minutes! 2. Plants need H2O
Place a bucket in the душ with Ты and collect the run off water to water your plant или garden. This is a little extreme, but why not do it? Plants don’t care where the water comes from! Just make sure that Ты are using a natural, biodegradable soap so the roots of the plant won’t get damaged. 1. Sharing is caring
This is my Избранное tip...share your душ routine with your significant other. This will not only save water (unless Ты get distracted…), it can give Ты two some valuable time together, especially if Ты have a busy work schedule или have children.
Some of these tips are еще attainable than others but adopting just a few of them can help Ты conserve water или reduce your impact on the planet on душ at a time. Happy showering! link