If you needed to only have one ingredient to take care of your home and your personal hygiene, baking soda is the ingredient you need. From toothpaste to kitchen scrub, or shoe odor neutralizer… There’s very little baking soda can’t do. [ Wikipedia page on all you need to know about where baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate comes from and what it is.]
Health, Beauty and Home use of baking soda
When it comes to shopping in a sustainable manner, the toothbrush is definitely a big one. When you wonder in any store, you will find PLASTIC. ALL. OVER. THE. PLACE. What amazes me also is the marketing behind it to manipulate you to buy these. You might actually LOVE you non-sustainable toothbrush. The come with so called scientific studies to provide you with the most perfect shape… every other month now. What I know though, (with all respect to science) is that my teeth feel clean, and my dentist hasn’t told me anything that could lead me to believe differently.
Finding solutions to reduce water consumption is essential. More and more eco-friendly innovations are coming to the surface and this shower is definitely one we had to share. With 7 billion people on earth, we can no longer maintain the consumption of water the way we do. We know that water can be rare in certain area and the problem could amplify. This is why I wanted to share this new system called the Showerloop.
This shower is revolutionary in the sense that it consumes the same amount of water wether you spend 5 minutes or 30 minutes under the shower. How? The water is recycled as you shower. The system collect the water used and bring it through a recycling process before being used again… A video is worth a thousand lame ways to attend at explaining. Just watch it! 😉
I’ve also come across this system created in California that doesn’t recycle the water, but reduce the amount of water needed. It’s pretty interesting and I hope that soon this type of format will become the new norm.
I’m curious to read about your thoughts on this. Have you used a water saving type of shower like this? If you haven’t, would you switch?
In the path to a greener life, food is a big one. Not sure we’re ready to jump to insects diet, but Livin Farm Hive raise a good point. Insects are way more sustainable than any other animal. If you’ve been interested in alternatives to your chicken salads and your beef stew, but still want to provide your body with the protein it needs. Who knows, maybe in a year or two we’ll edit this post into urging you to eat them! We’re just not there yet.