In your average domestic household, the bathroom could be up there as the room that produces the most waste after the kitchen. Being environmentally friendly is soon to be a way of life, not just a choice, and many are looking to upgrade the rooms of the house into eco-friendly spaces. Here are some tips on how to make your bathroom more eco-friendly today.
Reduce water usage
Through washing, drinking and draining, it’s estimated that the average person uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. In our houses, water is used mostly in the bathroom, so it’s important to start thinking about how to cut down. Through cutting down you’ll not only help the environment but you may also save money on your household bills. Here are some small changes you could implement:
- Installing a water-saving showerhead
- Taking shorter showers and taking a shower rather than a bath
- Turning off the tap when brushing teeth or shaving
- Check for drips and leaks regularly, and call out a plumber if there’s a problem
- Installing a high-efficiency toilet
- Installing a faucet aerator
Use sustainable and organic products
Once you use up all your existing products first, you can then begin the switch to more sustainable products. This could mean anything from recycled toilet roll to a bamboo toothbrush. There are also many products that are organic, such as solid shampoo, conditioner and handwash bars over plastic bottles and organic toothpaste in glass jars.
Upgrade your heating systems and insulation
If your bathroom’s heating system is a bit old and out-dated or your insulation isn’t up to scratch, you could end up wasting a lot of energy and money. Ensure no heat escapes with double or triple-glazing or even by replacing your bathroom wall insulation. If you’re looking to upgrade your heating systems, consider switching to an eco-friendly supplier and look into dual-fuel technology too.
Update your lightbulbs
Finally, updating your lightbulbs to LEDs is not only something you can implement in your bathroom but your whole house! LED lightbulbs use roughly 80% less energy than a standard lightbulb and they are said to last 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen.
At Cherry Hill Waste, we care about the environment and work hard to recycle all waste. If you’re planning to undergo any renovations, whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen or an entire property, you might need to hire a skip to ensure your waste is stored, collected and recycled correctly and efficiently. For an expert service, contact us today.