In recent years, more and more people are becoming eco-conscious and are finding more and more ways to go green. Changing how resources are used has the positive effect of not only saving money, but helping the environment.
One room in particular offers several opportunities for such changes – the bathroom. It is in this room that most of the water used by a household is consumed. And it is also in this room that most of the sewage is created.
There are many water saving devices on the market today. Eco toilets in particular are being designed using quite a variety of innovative water saving ideas. One of the most popular of these is the dual flush toilet.
These eco toilets have been around for years, but have become more popular in the United States since the introduction of the federal law mandating low water toilets in the 1990s. The dual flush toilet allows the user two choices: a half flush of 1.6 gallons for liquids only, and a full flush of 3.5 gallons for removing solid waste.
Among other go green products for use in the bathroom, there are several that reduce the amount of sewage created. Other types of eco toilets are available that produce little or no effluent – composting toilets and incinerating toilets, for example.
And grey water systems are on the market that use the effluent from the sink and/or shower, rather than simply dumping it in with other sewage. One example of grey water recycling is to use the water from the bathroom sink to fill up the toilet tank whenever possible.
The examples given above are just a few of the many ways available today to make it possible for homeowners to assuage their “green conscience”. So if you are planning a home renovation, be sure to get the going green facts before you finalize your plans.