The little red dot we call home is a country with limited water resources. Believe it or not, water demand in Singapore has reached about 430 million gallons A DAY! If you put it in perspective, that’s about the volume to fill 782 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Think about that!
While majority of our water pollution comes from industrial chemical waste, domestic wastewater also contributes to a certain extent. This includes the chemicals we wash down into the drains doing daily housework, including the dishes.
So how can you be more eco-friendly?
1. Don’t overuse dishwashing liquid
It’s easy to dispense and use more dishwashing liquid than required without second thoughts, but if that creates a bubble bath, you are probably using too much. A small amount of liquid is all that is needed to get dishes clean.
Too much soap can leave residue behind on your dishes and can be harmful if ingested. Using an excessive amount of liquid will also be costing you money as well. Hence when it comes to dishwashing liquid, less is definitely more.