9 ways to Green Your Bathroom
Given that it's accountable for three-quarters of indoor water consumption, your bathroom is a key area to green up at home or in your office. From low-flow showers and toilets to healthy cleaning products, check out these GY-recommended steps.
Stop water, energy, and money from slipping down your drain by installing low-flow aerators on bathroom and kitchen faucets.
These water-conserving fixtures are available at most hardware or plumbing supply stores and can be fitted to most standard shower arms.
Take shorter showers with these inexpensive, handy devices that cut your wash-up time by helping you discern your average shower length.
Setting your water heater's thermostat at a perfectly comfortable 120°F—a small change for most—lowers energy usage, and saves you money.
A solar thermal water heater that uses the sun's warmth to cook up warm water naturally uses much less energy than an electric boiler.
Place a filled plastic jug in the water storage tank to take up space. Or choose one of many available products to achieve the same goal.
Toilet paper made from virgin pulp often comes from old growth forests, important carbon sinks that are rapidly disappearing.
Dry off with towels made from natural and organic fibers and low-impact dyes to make the wipe-down as eco-friendly as the sudsing-up.
Keep your drippy nose in check with facial tissue made not from virgin old-growth trees, but old newspapers and cardboard boxes instead.