Going green is not a new concept. In fact, there are tons of
ways to save water or energy or just in general to try to be kinder
to the earth. From recycling to conserving electricity to reducing
waste, being aware is always the first step in treating our planet
well. Here are four easy ways to go green in the bathroom without
spending a lot of money!
Be a fan. Bathroom fans are helpful in reducing humidity and
moisture after your shower, but you have to run them a while to be
effective. Turn on your fan before you shower and let it run at
least 20 minutes after your shower.
Roll out. According to Greenpeace, we could save more than
400,000 trees if each family in America bought a roll of recycled
toilet paper…once. That's a lot of trees. Want to learn more about
recycled toilet paper? Head over to the Greenpeace website and be sure to pick up some
recycled toilet paper next time you are restocking!
Clean smart. Common drain cleaners contain substances that can
corrode plumbing and contaminate water. If you want to keep those
toxins, such as hydrochloric acid out of your bathroom, it's
important to use a natural drain cleaner when you are trying to
unclog or clean your sink or shower. There are recipes with natural
ingredients like baking soda and vinegar that also do the
Cool down. Hot water heaters are the second highest use of
energy in the home, with an average of 20 percent. The majority of
manufacturers preset hot water heaters at 140 degrees. Consider
reducing your hot water temperature by 10 degrees and you could
save 3 to 5 percent in energy costs. In most cases 120 degrees is
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