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We waste more water and use more chemicals in our bathrooms than any other place in the house! Here’s how to green yours up.

Step 1: Switch your lights
Swap your regular light bulbs for compact fluorescent lights. Not only do they use up to 90% less energy, they also last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Step 2: Get a plant
Get a plant. They don’t just look nice; according to a study by NASA, they actually clean the air of toxins like acetone and formaldehyde. And they reduce humidity, so you’ll have less mold and mildew.

Tip
The best plants to rid the air of chemicals include spider plants, rubber tree plants, English ivy, Boston ferns, peace lilies, and any kind of palm.

Step 3: Replace your showerhead
Replace your showerhead. A typical showerhead drops about seven gallons of water every minute, while a low-flow one only gives off about half that.

Step 4: Check your toilet
A single leaky toilet can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day! To see if yours is leaking, put a few drops of food coloring into the tank, wait 20 minutes, then check if the water in the bowl has changed color.

Step 5: Use natural products
Use only all natural shampoos, soaps, and conditioners. Not only do they reduce the amount of toxic chemicals that get into your body, they prevent those chemicals from going down the drain and into the groundwater.

Step 6: Swap your toilet
Replace your existing toilet with a low-flow model. While regular toilets can use as much as five to seven gallons of water per flush, new models use less than two.

Tip
Some cities give partial rebates for buying a low-flow toilet.

Step 7: Clean the natural way
Instead of using toxic cleaners, make your own. White vinegar fights germs, soap scum, mold, mildew, and mineral deposits, while two parts baking soda and one part hot water is great for cleaning tile and grout. Now you’ve created a green sanctuary…

Did You Know?
Low-flow toilets save Americans $11.3 million every day on their water bills!

Comments

CourtneyThweatt says:

I know it’s controlled by the moon and outer planets. Nevertheless,
polluting the earth isn’t exactly giving anyone a greater lifespan. And
Enough with the “Quotations”. We do live on a “Planet”.

hogsonquads says:

HOW TO MAKE MY GUN ECO FRIENDLY!!?? step 1 You clean it with a bio hazard
gun cleaner!! step 2 target pratice on pigeons that shit on your car! Step
3 drive my 4×4 pollution truck into the woods find me a deer/buck and shoot
it with my eco friendly gun!! step 4 kill all eco friendly people on the
way home!!

CourtneyThweatt says:

Fail, Way to be an arse.

NyulaRaeGlamour says:

@VoyagesInEnglish you’re ugly

brutaka359 says:

Who the fuck has a plant in their bathrooms???

Chase Christie says:

oops, it seems i left the sink running…oh well

NanaChaloma says:

Does toilet algae count as a houseplant? 0_0 …I kid, I kid. Great video.
X3

Mariofan800 says:

Instead of buying a low flow toilet, first get a soda bottle, 2 litlers and
fill it with water/sand. Flush the toliet remove the top and add the bottle
while its still filling the tank

hogsonquads says:

wanting to live a few more years has nothing to do with saving the “planet”
“global warming” when you have no control over it!! lOOKS LIKE you didnt
learn in school that the weather is controled by the moon and outer
planets!! ITS A SCAM SO THE GOVERNMENT CAN TAX YOUR DUMB ASS!!

hogsonquads says:

If the weather is controled by outer planets as you believe and i! then why
would pollution co2 a natural gas be a harm to the planet and change the
weather? Volcanoes and animals/shit release more harmful gases then humans
and cars! Plus if it was so bad the government would of stood up and said
no more pollution no cars, trains, plains, industrial plants! Its all a
scare tactic so the government can tax you, go to war expand the
government, raise prices like oil! its called a SCAM!

RisaLovelyComplex says:

ew, with my family, no way

Trifaziux says:

But cfl’s are more harmful to the nature and yourself they use hg vapor
inside them. So incandescent light bulbs are non harmful to you, but use
more power. I recommend using LED lights or halogens

Goudy O. Style says:

smoking causes cancer, but it isnt illegal.

Islamedia Channel says:

well good!!!

Anthony Pince says:

hahahaha

flyingace1234 says:

It’s an indication the toilet is leaky.

IRISHMOBSTER55 says:

do i remind you if a flurescent light bulb is broken well your fucked small
amounts of mercury are in the bulbs ( real eco friendly) hahah god damn the
medias got this country by the balls.

Anthony Pince says:

The water bill is a small price to pay when I know I pissed off and spited
some self-righteous hippies out there. I can now sleep better at night.

ColonialDouchebag says:

what a funky yellow toilet!

Suzan Bafford says:

Great information, Thanks for you efforts to put it together.,…

Marty Metro says:

Really informative video, especially about the bulbs!

MakeupAnonymousNYC says:

So true… if that happens you actually need to call EPA to come and clean
it up. You can’t just throw them in the trash either. The amounts of
mercury are not that small, it is enough to do damage.

Eric Garner says:

that bathroom is still the ugliest thing ever

FindMeMovers says:

We should use the compact florescent bulbs throughout the entire house, not
just in the bathroom. Really informative video!

Yam Zam says:

she has a double chin O.o

Andrew Levine says:

Don’t you mean “you’re” a dumbfuck? You should spell check your own
comments before criticizing someone else’s.

Kevin Lin says:

Vinegar and Baking Soda is also a great way to make a big mess

magicmaker15 says:

Moshm4n…. A mutherfuckin men! Gonna run the shower for a while just to
flush the pipes.

bosebucks375 says:

yes

jfmayer says:

Yeah me too I don’t like anything that says green this or environmentaly
friendly that. They don’t work. I like stuff that will clean my house
nuclear style. If every bugs die within a 100 yards of my house, I know I’m
in business.

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