Green living: Save Our Earth By Living Green

How to be green in the bathroom

For many of us, being green and eco-friendly is something we care about and we genuinely want to do the best for the environment, whilst still enjoying our lives and our homes. The good news is that there are many small changes you can make within your home to be that little bit greener, without changing your life completely.

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In terms of your bathroom, there are changes you can make today to ensure that you are living in a way that is slightly friendlier to the environment. Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, consider the ways in which you can save water. Turning off the tap while you are brushing your teeth, filling the sink up to wash your hands, and installing a flush-saving device in your toilet (which you can usually find online or request from your water company) will all save water.

For cleaning your bathroom, you can find eco-friendly cleaning products in many supermarkets, or you could even try making your own cleaning products using simple ingredients. Often, showers use less water than baths, but for some of us it is not possible to use showers due to being less steady on our feet. In these cases, mobility baths from Mobility-plus.co.uk are the best and safest option, and you can compensate by being environmentally-friendly in other ways.

An obvious way to be eco-friendly would be to try and save as much electricity as possible. Replace your old inefficient light bulbs with new and efficient energy saving light bulbs. They might be a bit more expensive but they will last longer and help you save money on the long run. Then you must always remember to switch the lights of when you leave your bathroom. I know we all forget sometimes but do your best to remember and it will make a big difference.

For example, you could consider ceramic tiling in the bathroom, which creates less of a strain on the environment during manufacturing, or even tiling made from recycled materials, such as reclaimed timber or recycled bottle glass. Rubber tiling is also an environmentally-friendly option to consider for your bathroom.

Finally, consider your bathroom accessories. Towels, wash-bags and flannels can all be found in organic and Fairtrade materials.

With just a few small changes like these, you can have a beautiful, eco-friendly bathroom that you are proud of in no time!

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