Wednesday, March 23, 2011
You Use Your Toilet For What?!?!?
Then I realized I was guilty.
The article talked about people who use toilets to dispose of hair, food and cigarette butts. Well, I don't smoke but I have been guilty of flushing hair (after my self-haircutting benders). I also occasionally use the toilet to dispose of leftovers that are too messy to put in the garbage and too chunky to go down the sink...think chunky soup...gross I know and I do it rarely but it seemed to be the best solution.
I started feeling bad as the article outlined the amount of water wasted by unnecessary flushes (between 3 and 20 litres depending on your toilet) and realized I'd never given it any thought before. I do try to save water...I don't leave the water running while brushing my teeth or washing the dishes, I don't wash my driveway like some of my old neighbours, and I only wash my car once or twice a summer (well that might be out of laziness but it *does* save water!)
After reading the article and really looking inward at my eco-friendly desires, I have come up with a solution that will still allow me to use my toilet as an untraditional waste disposal system and will also be water conscious.
From now on, I will only flush my toilet once daily. And I'll pee in the pool.