To keep our planet healthy, here are some simple steps to save water and energy:
Be mindful of what you flush down the drain when you shower or wash your face. Check that you rinse off cosmetic products that are formulated plastic-free. Your scrubs ideally have biodegradable beads. You can screen for plastics with the Cosmethics app, by activating the plastic alert list in your profile. Sea-life will thank you.
Ensure you put cotton swabs, make-up removal wipes, and dental floss and other small trash in the bin, not in the loo. You will save energy and effort at waste water treatment plants.
While brushing your teeth or applying make-up, ensure the faucets are turned off. This will save excess running water. Also try to be mindful of the length of your shower, and try to install a water saving shower head.
Wash full loads of laundry, and use eco-friendly detergents. Single items are easy to hand wash with a good quality Marseille soap. Avoid using a dryer, and line dry instead. You will both save on your electricity bill, and prolong the life of your clothing.