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Save The Planet When You Shower!

A new shower about to be released by Swedish company Orbital Systems uses a filtration system fitted into the base of the shower to recycle water as it is being used. Not only does this save water but as the water is preheated by its first use it also saves a lot of energy. Orbital say that the shower uses 90% less water, 80% less energy. The Guardian calculate that the average British family can save £1200 a year with an Orbital shower! Used filters can be returned for recycling.

A price as yet is unavailable but the company are taking pre-release bookings. orbital-systems.com

Do you know of any other water recycling systems? If so please leave a comment.

Make things with your waste plastic

Fused plastic waste
Fused plastic waste

Today I was trying to find out if I could recycle reams of shrink-wrap polythene removed from seventeen boxes of laminate flooring. To my horror my council website tells me it has to go in the rubbish bin! Surely this is absurd! can’t polythene sheeting simply be reprocessed into more polythene sheeting rather than throwing it into expensive landfill??!!

Anyway, in searching for an answer I stumbled on a collection of Youtube videos that showed how, if you like making things, you can turn your daily plastic waste into useful, decorative items.

Take a look at How To Recycle HDPE Plastic (High Density Polyethylene). Groovy colours! 🙂