How to save water in your personal and domestic hygiene

How to save water in your personal and domestic hygiene

One of the most important values for us is being able to make a difference with our actions, helping to achieve a better future and raising awareness about one of the biggest issues that affects our world: the water crisis. 

As you may already know, our first product launch is a stylish hand sanitizer, with recyclable packaging, that keeps your hands clean and moisturized. Our product is linked to our commitment with the global water crisis, aiming 20% of our profits to create wells in Africa. Besides, by using a hand sanitizer, you contribute to saving 2920 liters per person per year, which is the quantity that we waste washing our hands.

We want you to help us be the change, so today we are gonna recap some of the day-to-day things we can do to reduce water waste in our personal hygiene and our household chores.

1. Reducing shower time: According to the OMS, a 10 minute shower can take 200 liters of water. That is the same quantity that just one person drinks in 100 days.

2. Use flow reducers in our taps: What they do is mix air with water to make us think we are getting the same amount of water, but we are actually saving up to 50%.

3. Use the washing machine or dishwasher in full charge: We can save up to 40% of water by using our appliances in full charge.

4. Invest in energy-efficient appliances: we can save up to 30 liters of water per wash.

5. The washing program: Usually the longest or the Eco programs are the ones that save more water, since short programs need more water and more pressure to be able to wash in less time.

6. Wash your vegetables in a bowl and not with our tap open. We can then reuse it to water the plants, for example.

7. If you have a garden, you can schedule your irrigation system to start at night or first thing in the morning, to avoid the sun’s radiation and prevent water evaporation. Drip irrigation systems are the most efficient but, if you don’t have it, we recommend using a watering can instead of a hose.

8. If you also have a pool, you can save a lot of water by using efficient disinfection methods, like active oxygen or salt chlorinator, that will help you maintain your pool’s water from 3 to 6 years, instead of changing it every year.

It is important that we learn to establish more sustainable water consumption habits. We’re so lucky to have access to drinkable water, but shouldn’t take it for granted, and we shouldn’t forget that less than 1% of the world’s water is drinkable. 

These actions may seem small but if we all start to embrace them, we will achieve a significant reduction in our water consumption. It is time to stop worrying only about our own conveniences and start looking for the issues around us. It is time to be aware of our privileges and help those who don’t have them.

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