Sustainable sanitation and climate change

19th November, just a few weeks ago, marked an important International day: World Toilet Day 2020.

It was 2001, when the World Toilet Organization came up with the idea of an international yearly event. Only in 2013 it became a United Nations  Observance. The aim of this day is to raise awareness on a very difficult matter: more than 4 billions don’t have access to sustainable sanitation.

Moreover, the goal is to teach people that problems like this are likely to be underestimated, when they actually are of the utmost importance.

Data show that we are on the verge of a crisis, a global one; so we should really think about our actions and their consequences and analyze our behavior, especially inside our bathrooms. 

We should all start to take more sustainable choices in order to save water, as it is a precious element and without it life on Earth wouldn’t even be possible. 

It’s possible to cut 50% of water consumption with no damages to our well being. There are “good-manners” that we should learn and internalize, especially as kids. These actions will then come as a second nature, effortlessly.

If you are renovating your bathroom, choose a shower over a bathtub, because it wastes less water (data show that showers waste 75% less water than bathtubs), or the usual but effective method of closing the water tap when we don’t actually need water (like when we are washing, or doing the dishes, or when we are brushing our teeth or shaving; we should also avoid starting the washing machine or the dishwasher when it’s half empty)

You will notice a change that’s not only economical, but also, if everyone commits, environmental.