Fitting water saving devices is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of cutting your carbon footprint. It also saves you money too, with payback in weeks rather than years.
Some interesting facts: About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water and 97% of the water on the earth is salt water. Around 2% of the water on earth is glacier ice at the North and South Poles. Less than 1% of all the water on earth is fresh water that we can actually use.
What many people fail to appreciate is that consumption goes beyond simple use of water in everyday life. There is the more important ‘embedded water’ – the water used to grow food. For example, embedded in an average pint of beer, is about 130 pints. That is, the total amount needed to grow the ingredients and operate all the processes necessary to create the pint of beer. Think about if for a moment – it takes 130 pints of water to create the 1 pint of beer we drink! [Read more]
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“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
Nilaqua is a range of “towel off” personal care products, which allows you to wash effectively without additional water or rinsing. Easily removing mud sweat and odours. Just apply, massage and towel dry. Each bottle replaces the need for hundreds of litres of water, is recyclable and multi-use. Nilaqua also offers waterless hand hygiene with refillable dispensers which means you never have to bin plastic pouches again. The inert water based formula still kills a high spec of germs and used daily in the NHS.
Freeflush Rainwater Harvesting FreeFlush design and supply rainwater harvesting systems. FreeFlush design experience has been nurtured through many years working in the water industry. The designs range from simple wall hung water butts through to large underground tanks with pumped control. They aim to make rainwater harvesting more accessible through their innovative products. Visit www.freeflush.co.uk