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.

2. Turn off the tap!

Water is becoming a precious resource worldwide and it is easy to waste water in our kitchens. Consider installing a low-flow tap or faucet aerator to reduce the amount of water you use. Turn off the tap while you are soaping and rinse your dishes in a bowl, rather than running each individual item under the tap.
For pots and dishes with tough stains, consider soaking them with hot soapy water to allow the food scraps to come off, rather than constantly scrubbing them under running water that results in water wastage.

3. Use a biodegradable sponge or scourer

This isn’t directly related to water pollution or conservation, but since we replace dish sponges once every two weeks, why not use an environmentally friendly option instead of sticking to the regular plastic kitchen sponges that could block waterways?
Some eco-friendly options that are available in the market now include coconut husk scourers, coconut fibre sponges, bamboo plant fibre brushes and plant-based eco-sponges.
Be sure to disinfect sponges regularly (at least once a week) and rinse it out thoroughly between uses.

Clean dishes without harming the environment

Not all dishwashing liquids are the same and the one we use in our kitchen determines what happens in the waterways after we run it down our sinks. Some dishwashing liquids contain toxic ingredients, and they can harm the environment.
By using an eco-friendly dishwashing liquid like bio-home, you can help reduce the toxic chemicals going into your local water treatment system.
bio-home Dishwash Liquid is made from 100% plant-based active ingredients and is gentler to the environment. With 5x concentration, it is designed to dispense enough to clean up dishes for a family of four with just one pump!
If you have sensitive skin, worry not! Our formulas are dermatologically tested to be gentle on your hands, while remaining tough on grease and grime. Try it today to see for yourself!
bio-home Dishwash Liquid comes in two fragrances and are retailing at $3.90 per 500ml bottle. They can be found in major retail stores including Cold Storage, Giant, FairPrice, FairPrice Online, Prime, Redmart and Sheng Siong.
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