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.
Over the past 25 years forests have been cleared from an area the size of India, mainly for livestock production. After 5 to 10 years, overgrazing and nutrient loss turn the ground into an eroded wasteland. Food and Agriculture Organisation
Iceland is warming up to four times faster than the global average. This is due to ocean current changes and climate change factors. Iceland is now experiencing temperatures that previously would have been found 800km (500miles) to the south.
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.