5 Ways to Create a Sustainable Bathroom
Posted on November 09 2022
When you think of ways to make your house environmentally friendly, the first things that usually come to mind are solar panels, recycling, lawn care and pool water.
But, actually, one of the best ways to lower your house’s ecological footprint is to have an eco-friendly bathroom. You’d be surprised by how much toxic waste and single-use plastic go down the drain.
If you want to live more sustainably, it makes sense to take steps now to reduce your environmental impact. Here are 5 easy tips on ways to create a sustainable bathroom:
Bamboo Toilet Paper
The average Australian is expected to use 10.2kg of toilet paper in 2022. That’s a lot of tree pulp going to waste. And as you may know, trees take a long time to grow. If you make the change to bamboo toilet paper, not only will you be using a chemical-free alternative but also one which reduces deforestation and pollution.
Bamboo toilet paper is becoming more popular in Australia because of how soft and comfortable it is. It doesn’t irritate the skin like other types of paper do. Bamboo is a sustainable choice because it can be harvested every year, unlike trees. It’s a fast-growing plant that requires little water and has the ability to grow in areas with poor soil conditions. Bamboo shoots and leaves are also used as food by many animals and insects. It also provides a safe space for birds to nest.
One of the easiest ways to create an eco-friendly bathroom is to swap out your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo alternative. Besides the benefits already mentioned, bamboo toothbrushes also reduce the amount of single-use plastic that goes to landfills.
Did you know that we throw away over 30 million toothbrushes every year in Australia? That adds up to 1 000 000 kg of non-biodegradable waste whereas bamboo only takes 6 months to biodegrade.
Eco-Friendly Hand Soap
Hand soap doesn’t just smell nice. It fights germs too. And while you’d want to protect yourself and your kids from getting sick, you could be doing more harm than good with all the chemicals that come with most hand soaps.
In fact, most hand soaps come with a plethora of toxic fragrances, parabens and sulphates that are associated with numerous health risks. So, if you’re looking for something safe and natural, our all-natural Eco Hand Soap is a perfect choice! It’s easy to use - just fill a reusable bottle with water and drop it in the dissolvable tablet.
Eco-Friendly Bathroom Cleaners
Just because you love nature, it doesn’t mean your bathroom has to go wild. Eco-friendly bathroom cleaning products are a great way to clean your bathroom without using harsh chemicals or sacrificing effective cleanliness. They can also be used to disinfect your home.
At Urban Ethos, we have the best eco-friendly bathroom cleaning products specifically formulated for bathrooms, floors and glass. These eco-friendly bathroom cleaners are made with natural ingredients that are safe for you and the environment.
Razors That Last
Most shavers sold on the market today are made with disposable razors that are meant to be thrown away after a couple of months. They are also usually made of plastic and come in plastic packaging too.
The good news is that you can buy razors with metal or wooden grips. These razors come with extra razor blades which you can use forever if they are well-maintained. If you know what disposable razors cost, then you know that this option could save you a lot of money in the long run.
If you’re feeling courageous and want an extra close shave, you can buy a straight razor like the ones you’ve seen at old-school barbers. An extra benefit of these is that they are great at exfoliating your skin.
Make the Sustainable Choice
By incorporating eco-friendly bathroom cleaning products into your everyday life, you make a conscious effort to be more environmentally friendly and take care of your home.
It only takes a few small changes to create a more eco-friendly environment for both you and your family. Your dedication to the environment inspires us and the planet thanks you.
If you feel like taking the plunge, we have an Eco Bathroom Bundle available to get you started. It also makes a great housewarming gift!