The incorporation of greywater is one of the most eco-friendly processes businesses can undertake – and its benefits extend beyond environmental protection.
What is greywater? Greywater is basically all the water that goes down the drain after its use, excluding sewage and toilet waste water. Most importantly, its reusable; although, it’s not exactly drinkable anymore.
There is a number of different ways to make use of greywater, but all these solutions have the same transforming benefits in common. Whether your goal is to reduce your bills or solve high water usage in your area, using greywater is the way to go.
1. Saving freshwater with greywater
First and foremost, using greywater means you recycle water that’s already in your system (or obtain it from other sources), without the need to rely on the use of freshwater from the tap.
Considering how problematic overuse of water is becoming, with millions of people in developing countries lacking access to a source of healthy drinking water, this is an essential benefit. In the future, water is likely to become a precious commodity – so let’s not waste it while we still have a chance to reverse this prediction.
2. Lower bills
As you’ll reduce your consumption of water from the tap, your bills will also be reduced. Which business doesn’t like to save money?
These savings can then go toward making your product or service the best it can be, rather than paying for more and more water from the tap.
3. Supporting circular economy
We’ve gone from a world where resource used to be treated as reusable and circular, to a linear economy built on single-use products and finite resources. It’s time to go back to circular, if we hope to tackle environmental issues such as climate change.
Circular economy entails the reuse of resources and design of products in a way that encourages reuse and repurposing. The use of greywater fits this concept perfectly and can be the first step towards building your business upon circular economy principles.
4. Convert food waste into water
With our waste management digesters, using greywater and reducing your food waste goes hand in hand. This is important because food waste sent to landfill lacks access to oxygen and cannot decompose properly, emitting methane – a dangerous greenhouse gas – in the process.
Therefore, these handy water-saving devices are sustainable solutions that help prevent climate change and water scarcity at the same time. The machines also have a long life span, so you don’t have to worry about them polluting the planet in a landfill a few years after buying them.