Your guide to an eco-friendly bathroom
An eco friendly bathroom is one step you can take towards making your lifestyle more environmentally friendly. Living in an eco friendly home might seem daunting, but it’s much simpler than you think.
Follow these six steps and your home will be greener and energy-efficient, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint.
Eco friendly bathroom tips
Make small lifestyle tweaks to save water
Firstly, there are many small habits you can adopt. By turning the tap off while brushing your teeth, you could save over 900 litres1 of water each month.
Other small changes you can make to reduce water waste include:
Use the dishwasher only when it is full.
Stop running the tap until it is cold. Instead, keep a bottle of water in the fridge and opt for a shower instead of a bath.
Plus, many water companies offer free products to help you save water. Thames Water offers products like shower-heads, timers and tap inserts.
Choose products suitable for an eco friendly bathroom
Always consider what cleaning products you use and how they affect the environment. Simply paying attention to the things you buy can make a huge difference. Replace toxic chemicals with homemade or eco-friendly ones. Ecover for example, aims to use all natural ingredients in its products. To save money, use things you can find around your kitchen anyway. Lemon, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar are acidic to some degree so they will clean effectively.
Consider getting a new toilet
Older toilets can use over 30 litres2 of water with every flush. Replace your toilet with a low-flow toilet and it will save thousands of litres each year. Also, research shows that with a dual flush, the average family saves around 80 litres3 daily.
Ditch the disposables
Next, avoid disposables to save tons of money and avoid waste. Instead, use eco friendly bathroom products. Replace products like paper towels, disposable wipes, single use plastic bottles with towels, rags and refill bottles. Even female sanitary products can be replaced. Byusing an eco friendly period cup, you’ll save money and reduce waste which ends up in the ocean. Many companies offer refillable containers to reduce the amount of waste. For example, lush allow you to recycle their plastic containers. Once you’ve collected five facial mask containers you can get one free. L’Occitane en Provence offer eco refill shampoos to reduce the amount of plastic thrown away.
Dodge the damp
Next, keep your bathroom air clean. Excess humidity can cause mould, so keep windows open or install ventilation. You’ll then be able to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals you need to use.
Get a new boiler installed
Old boilers guzzle up energy, are expensive to run and need repairs more often. But replacing your old boiler with a new boiler, will save money and energy.
Our Worcester Bosch boiler guarantee is the longest on the market. We also provide customers with a number of financing options, to make your green journey even easier.
Also, look out for our new initiative launching soon. Installing your boiler with us will make you even more eco friendly than ever.