Living in an era of globalization and mass production leads many of us to thinking that all our efforts are insignificant and unimportant, which is not true – there are things we can change and even such relatively small contribution is very substantial when considered in the wider context.
If you don’t believe me,…
If you don’t believe me, just read on, because I will prove that the above statement is correct.
According to the information found on the website of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (twyfordbathrooms.com) the biggest amounts of water are wasted by us in our bathrooms – and not necessarily due to the fact that we have some kind of ancient equipment installed there, but rather due to our not-quite-ecological habits. Brushing our teeth for example is the kind of activity in the bathroom, during which we tend to keep the tap open – typical, average tap delivers about 9 to 10 litres of water per minute, so if we brush the teeth for about 3 minutes, we effectively waste up to 30 litres of water completely unnecessarily.
If you don’t like to do the maths, I’ll do it for you: this means that monthly we waste even as much as 900 litres of water and probably even more, because the above calculation assumes brushing the teeth only once a day. As you see even a small contribution of a single person can save huge amounts of the most precious natural resource on Earth.