The bathroom is the site of cleaning and self-care. Now, it may seem like there isn’t much that can be changed in the bathroom to help you live a more sustainable life. Yet, there are plenty of easy switches you can make to create an environment-friendly bathroom.
“Standard” toothbrushes are made out of plastic which can take hundreds of years to decompose. These can easily be replaced by bamboo toothbrushes. Bamboo is naturally water-resistant, and the toothbrushes are reasonably priced. Plus, most companies who sell these products use eco-friendly packaging.
Face Cleaning Pads
Whether its part of the daily routine for taking off makeup or for a little bit of self-care, washing your face is always refreshing. However, cotton rounds and makeup removing wipes are single-use items that are simply thrown away.
Instead, try reusable cotton wipes. They can be found in some department stores and online, or you can even get crafty and make them yourself.
Bar Soap, Moisturizer, and Shampoo
Liquid soaps, moisturizers, and shampoos almost always come in plastic packaging that cannot be recycled by most municipalities. To help reduce waste generated by these products, use bar products. Indeed, they usually come in cardboard or paper packaging that can easily be recycled.
They can also be homemade, which may even lead to having extras you can give as gifts to spread green routines! Of course, if you’re attached to your liquid products, just save the packaging and take it to your local recycling center instead of throwing it away.
Cleaning products also usually come in packaging that cannot be recycled without a trip to a recycling center. Luckily, these products can be purchased from eco-conscious companies, or they can even be made at home. This page has a great list of cleaners and how to make them.
Flushable wipes have become increasingly popular among adults lately, but they are incredibly bad for our sewers, water treatment facilities, and beaches. They don’t actually break down the way toilet paper does.
Luckily, Etiquette is a company committed to helping us feel as clean as we want to feel without adding waste to the environment (as long as you dispose of the packaging appropriately).
Learn More About Maintaining an Environment-Friendly Bathroom
The bathroom is the site where we keep ourselves clean, and we should make sure we are keeping our environment clean, too. On top of the actions listed, you can also replace your toilet, sink, and shower head with low-flow alternatives.
If you have any questions about our properties or living your greenest life, contact us today.