This article looks at simple steps to take in your bathroom that are eco friendly conscious.
Title: Back to Basics – Green Bathrooms
Date: 15th February 2008
Publication: Evening Herald Newspaper
Content: 10 tips for your home focusing on bathrooms, the environment and interior design. What the main points area for saving water, reducing waste and eco friendly decorating.
View: Greening your Bathroom
1. Reuse, repair, reclaim: a truly eco bathroom is to renovate, repair and refurbish your existing bathroom, don’t automatically go for a remodel. Reusing the bath, toilet and basin helps reduce the amount of waste thrown into landfill sites. If you have to remodel contact salvage yards and local second hand facilities to make good use of vintage items like baths. Alternatively opt for factory seconds or discontinued ranges of sanitary ware. Help reduce the demand for newly manufactured products and cut down on the waste you create.
2. Avoid plastics: petroleum is a non renewable resource and not eco friendly. Good points – light weight material and hygienic. Bad points – the chemical manufacturing process is highly toxic, uses a large amount of energy & non renewable resources, the finished products are non-biodegradable, cannot be recycled easily and release toxic emissions known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the air in your bathroom which are hazardous to health.