Ways to create a more eco-friendly bathroom

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March 19, 2024
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Transform your bathroom for a greener future

At BIG Warranties, we understand the importance of sustainable living. From reducing energy consumption to minimising waste, every small change can make a significant impact on our environment. One area where eco-conscious choices can be effortlessly integrated into daily routines is the bathroom. Not only does this benefit the planet, but it can also lead to savings on your utility bills.

8 eco-friendly bathroom tips

1. Save water

Showers are a significant source of water usage in households. Consider shortening your shower time by just a minute or two - small adjustments can lead to substantial savings over time. Installing a shower timer can help you keep track and limit your water usage efficiently. Additionally, explore water-saving devices such as eco-friendly shower heads and dual-flush toilets to further reduce consumption.

2. Choose sustainable toilet paper

Opt for recycled toilet paper to minimise the environmental impact of your bathroom routine. By using fewer sheets per use and selecting products with more sheets per roll, you can cut down on waste while supporting eco-friendly practices.

3. Ditch make-up remover wipes

Swap single-use makeup remover wipes for reusable alternatives. Not only are these better for the environment, but they also promote healthier skincare practices. Lots of beauty brands now make reusable make-up wipes that can be washed over and over again.

4. Recycle bathroom packaging

Make recycling a breeze by placing a designated bin in your bathroom for recyclable items. This simple addition encourages sustainable habits and ensures that empty shampoo bottles and other packaging materials are properly disposed of.

5. Opt for bulk refills

Reduce plastic waste by purchasing toiletries in bulk and refilling reusable containers. Lots of brands now offer large refillable bottles that minimise packaging waste and save you money in the long run. Embrace refillable options whenever possible to lessen your environmental footprint.

6. Switch to solid bars

Try transitioning from liquid toiletries to solid bars packaged in recyclable materials. Solid soap and shampoo bars not only reduce plastic usage but also tend to last longer, making them a sustainable choice for eco-conscious consumers.

7. Minimise product usage

Be mindful of overconsumption by using only the necessary amount of toiletries during each use. Most of us are guilty of using too much shampoo, face was or shower gel. We recommend following the brand's or manufacturer's usage guidelines to avoid wasting products and sending excess chemicals into waterways.

8. Improve hot water efficiency

Make your hot water system more energy-efficient by adjusting the temperature when having a shower or bath, and turning off any pre-heat functions on your boiler when not in use.

By incorporating these eco-friendly practices into your bathroom routine, you not only contribute to a healthier planet but also benefit from long-term cost savings. At BIG Warranties, we believe in promoting sustainable living habits that benefit both homeowners and the environment.

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