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Dear Sustie, how do you shower?

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Do you like to take super long showers and just stand under the warm water? Do you keep the water running while you wash ๐Ÿ’ฆ? Or do you try to make your showers as efficient as possible to minimise water and energy usage?

But how often do you take them? If you take a 7min shower every day vs a 16min shower every 3 days, your water and energy savings may not be as great as you think โณ. And what type of shower head do you have? An older showerhead would use 19 litres of water per minute, versus an eco-showerhead would use 9 litres! But...this also means that if you are taking a 7min shower with an older showerhead, you could be taking a 14min shower with an eco-showerhead and use the same amount of water...๐Ÿšฟ

In the UK, 89% of carbon emissions due to water use comes from heating water in homes. So to be more sustainable, you simply use less hot water right? Imagine how much emission reduction can be achieved if everyone took cold showers! You would hit 2 birds with 1 stone - using a lot less hot water AND you reduce water consumption because no one would want to bathe under freezing water โ„๏ธ!

With that said, theres lots of simple things that you can do. Shower less frequently, take shorter showers, turn down the water temperature even just a little bit. And get an eco-showerhead ๐Ÿšฟ!

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