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TIP 6: Buy Eco-friendly and Sustainable Bath Products

From bath towels to hand wash to toilet paper, all the products that you've got packed into your bathroom can all be made more green. Purchasing green and certified organic products ensure that you are getting something that is environmentally safe, and more importantly, not engineered into a new questionable concoction to be slathered onto your skin and absorbed by your body. Ingredients in conventional products are frequently laden with preservatives, have been tested on animals, and the source of their ingredients often remain a mystery.

Moreover, buying eco-and sustainable products has a larger global implication -- these products often use natural ingredients sourced from organic farmers and fair-trade organizations, meaning that you are supporting ethical business practices that put environmental and human interests above monetary interest. And while you may think that green products are more expensive than their non-environmentally friendly counter parts, remember that as more people demand green products, the cost will eventually come down. Every time you choose to buy green you are telling retailers and manufacturers that there is a real market for these items. This will push prices down as they compete to meet your demand.

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10 Comments

  1. Pukahouse September 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    We use solar heated water combined with a thermostat shower faucet . This uses no gas or electricity. Simple is best!

  2. jjbirchler September 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

    These are all good tips, but I feel like many times when you give tips to “green” your whatever, its always buy new this, buy new that. It doesn’t do much good to buy new things every year when some new technology comes out. Why don’t you just use less water instead of spending hundreds on fancy new gadgets?

  3. jeff September 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    “A motion sensor will be able to expertly track when you need H2O to flow.”

    Has anyone proven this with an unbiased study, or is this a marketing statement for the perfect world I would someday like to live in?

    Time and time again when I use a public restroom with these installed they are either not working correctly and in that case I have to assume people are frustrated and not property washing their hands or there always seems to be a unit with a continuous flow of water not shutting off properly.

  4. legalegl September 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Since the washroom is used for such a short time it might be wise to use incandescent lights because the life of fluorescent replacement bulbs is cut immeasurably if you constantly turn them on and off for short periods. Incandescent bulbs are mercury free and their heat clears humidity….and in the winter they are a heat source.

  5. Mike Chino September 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Great tips here – it’s crazy to think of how much water those old toilets waste at 7 gallons a flush!

  6. John Sexton September 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I would have to add a thermostat shower faucet. I use much less hot water with one and the temperature is always right without tinkering…

  7. Molly Cotter September 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I’m actually excited to get scrubbing! Great ideas!

  8. Mark Boyer September 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    great tips!

  9. Andrew Michler September 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Recycled TP (um, post consumer paper content that is)

  10. Yuka Yoneda September 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

    The motion sensor faucets are also quite lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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