Four Reasons You Need to Turn Your White Toilets Green
The idea of green toilets might make some interior designers shudder, but green refers to eco-friendly designs and cash savings homeowners could enjoy by upgrading their plumbing fixtures. The bathroom toilet uses more water than any other home activity or process, so environmentally responsible people like you can conserve water, cut your energy bills, and make your home more efficient by choosing eco toilets and changing old faucets and shower heads.
Toilets use about six gallons of water for every flush, so large families might flush toilets 30 times a day or more. You could easily waste 180 gallons of water each day, so conservation efforts should target toilets for best results.
‘Flush’ toilets depend on large quantities of water to wash away waste. When remodeling bathrooms, you could cut the costs of redecorating by making your bathroom more energy-efficient and installing water-saving toilets and plumbing. ‘Dual flush’ toilets use less water for flushing liquid waste, saving thousands of gallons of water each year. Some toilets have advanced cyclone technology that makes the flushing process more efficient by adding power boosts to solid waste flushing.
Composting and waterless toilets separate liquid and solid wastes, and they use electricity and other methods to power waste removal. However, these toilets need ventilation and might prove more expensive than most families want to spend. Squat toilets use the least amount of water, but these flush-to-the-floor fixtures have gained little popularity with Western consumers.
Companies like Niagara Conservation specialize in creating greener bathrooms, and Niagara’s Stealth toilet uses only 0.8 gallons of water per flush. These astonishing savings come from fixtures that match Western sensibilities, so you need not suffer awkward squatting, offensive odors, or inefficient flushing functions that need two flushes to carry away waste.
Reducing water consumption could save 40,000 gallons per year for each family bathroom, and water savings save energy needed to transport and heat water. Low-flow faucets, rainfall shower heads, and other technology advances allow you to create a greener home and protect natural resources.
Here are four reasons why you should consider greener bathrooms:
- Green materials help reduce environmental footprints, helping protect the environment from greenhouse gases and resource depletion.
- Saving water cuts energy and utility bills.
- Water conservation helps you focus on finding other cost savings and environmental benefits. Eco-friendly cleansers protect health and the environment, and using simple ingredients like white vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and baking soda give you natural ways to clean and disinfect.
- Cost savings from installing green plumbing allow you to create stunning bathroom décor by matching bathroom accessories and faucet finishes. These changes transform bathrooms without major redecorating investments.
The echo toilet begins the process, but you can take many steps to protect the environment. Consider biking, carpooling, and public transportationto save money and energy. Sustainable local produce tastes better, since it gets picked at the peak of ripeness, and transporting local produce uses less energy and fewer resources for storage. Take quicker showers, turn off lights when not in use, and consider the environmental implications of routine daily activities. People relax in the bathroom and waste more resources to create better hygiene and relaxing atmospheres.
Think before you use any resource, and you will begin to exercise better judgment. Installing green toilets helps jumpstart your conservation efforts by facilitating automatic conservation and cash savings.
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