Clean water for all, worldwide

Water conservation is important. One out of every four people worldwide still lacks access to clean drinking water. With climate change causing water scarcity in more and more places around the world, it's essential to use water responsibly. That's why we're offering 5 tips to help you easily save water at home!

Tip 1: Shower Mindfully

The average shower time is 9 minutes. But it can be shorter! If you limit your shower to just 5 minutes, you'll save almost half of the water. This amounts to more than 15,000 liters annually. Those warm, soothing streams are often too inviting, making it hard to shower for a shorter time. Finding it difficult to shorten your shower? Use a sand timer, timer, or a musical cue to track your shower time. Additionally, as an added benefit, shorter showers also help reduce your high energy bills!

Tip 2: Use Refill Packaging

Saving water can also be achieved by using products with natural formulations, ensuring that surface water is not polluted when something is flushed down the drain. Additionally, in the production process of products, resources can be saved, for example, by using less and/or mono-material, as with our refill packaging. This way, we minimize our negative impact together!

Tip 3: Only run the dishwasher when it's full

Did you know that you save more water by putting your dirty dishes in the dishwasher instead of washing them by hand? A dishwasher uses an average of 13 liters of water per cycle. To fill a dishwashing basin, you use about 11 liters of water, but you still use much more water to rinse your dishes, resulting in more than 13 liters in total. Only run the dishwasher when it's completely full, also to save energy. Reuse your dishes as much as possible. Water can be drank from the same glass throughout the day. Fewer glasses mean less dishes, reducing the frequency of dishwasher usage!

Tip 4: Brushing your teeth without running the tap

Many people leave the tap running while brushing their teeth or shaving, which leads to enormous water wastage. During a two-minute brushing session, you can flush more than 40 liters of water down the drain. By keeping the tap closed, you can save a significant amount of water. Another tip: use only cold water when hot water is not necessary.

Tip 5: Take Advantage of Rainwater

With an average annual precipitation of 790 mm in the Netherlands, whenever it rains, seize the opportunity to collect rainwater in a large rain barrel. This water can be effectively utilized during dry periods throughout the year. By doing so, you can refrain from using the garden hose, thus saving a significant amount of water. Additionally, you can use this collected rainwater for tasks such as washing windows or cleaning your car.