Going Green in your Bathroom

How much environment do you affect in just your restroom?

Using Recycled Toilet Paper!

Not used toilet paper, but paper that's been recycled! TIME Magazine says, 'Switching to such material could make a big difference: the NRDC estimates that if every household in the U.S. replaced just one 500-sheet roll of virgin-fiber TP a year with a roll made from 100% recycled paper, nearly 425,000 trees would be saved annually!' (Walsh)

Fix Leaky Faucets!

Everyone hears that terrible dripping! Not only is it bad for sanity, it's bad for the environment! In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency stated that, 'The amount of water leaked from U.S. homes could exceed more than 1 trillion gallons per year. That's equivalent to the annual water use of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami combined.' ("Water Sense")


Use Only Cloth Towels!

Every time you accidentally spill something, the first response is to just wipe it up, right? With paper towels being so easy, are they the best? One researcher says, ' If every household in the U.S. replaced one roll of virgin-fiber paper towels with 100 percent recycled paper towels, we could save 1.4 million trees. If every household in the U.S. replaced one package of virgin fiber napkins with 100 percent recycled ones, we could save 1 million trees. With those numbers in mind, using virgin fiber for single use items seems simply outrageous!' (Breyer)


Citation!

Walsh, Bryan. "A Delicate Undertaking." Time Magazine. 10 Jun 2009: n. page. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1904127,00.html>.


"WaterSense." EPA.gov. Environmental Protection Agency, 19 Sep 2013. Web. 29 Oct 2013. <http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/fixleak.html>.

Breyer, Mellisa. "Paper vs. Cloth." MNN. Mother Nature Network, 28 Jun 2010. Web. 29 Oct 2013. <http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/paper-vs-cloth-what-are-the-greenest-options>.