Waterless Beauty: Save Water With An Environmental Routine – Glamour UK

On August 17, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

You can save a lot of water with an environmental routine. Water-less beauty could actually be the future of cosmetics. When you think of all of the different ingredients that you treat yourself with, then you may not think of water right away. it has recently been named, by one company, as the new luxury […]


Blue gold: Water in cosmetics

On August 15, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

In a world in which more than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water, it’s important to remember that much of the water used by humans is used in industry. This includes the beauty and personal care industry, whose products are mostly water (e.g., body lotion is approximately 90% water). For ecologically-conscious consumers, […]


Leaking pipes and a grand plan: Ireland’s simmering water crisis – The Irish Times

On August 13, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Ireland is struggling with problems with their water systems, which has numerous leaks. Though the water itself is of high quality, there is trouble with accessibility. Both population growth and climate change pose a challenge to said water system, which has been largely unchanged for over a century. A drought in Dublin last year emphasizes […]


A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

On August 11, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The world’s consumption of plastic has grown explosively in the last decade, and is expected to continue to grow to over half a trillion plastic bottles annually by 2021. One of the key drivers of plastic pollution is the immense demand for bottled water. Although the polyethylene terephthalate used in most beverage bottles can be […]


Home Check visits in Gillingham and Mere help save a million litres of water – Gillingham News

On August 9, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Under a new program from Wessex Water, technicians carried out more than 22,000 visits to the homes of customers in Mere and Gillingham, sharing tools to help decrease home water consumption. This includes installing over 47,000 water-saving devices, including more efficient shower heads and small strips designed to detect water leakage. These actions have saved […]


Doctor says you should run your shower for 20 minutes after a holiday – Metro.co.uk

On August 7, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Dr. Tom Makin is very careful to protect himself and his family from legionella, the pathogen that causes legionnaires’ disease. Legionella often lives in the stagnant water that collects in shower heads when they aren’t used for a while. This means that unused shower heads, as well as lawn sprinkler systems, can cause a dangerous […]


Water Conservation Tips: 110+ Ways to Save Water – Sustainable Baby Steps

On August 5, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

With only about one percent of the water in the world considered to be both potable and accessible, the importance of water conservation has never been greater. The human body is highly dependent on a steady supply of fresh, safe water, and even mild dehydration can cause noticeable impairment. You can help to conserve water […]


Maintaining Water Quality Standards – the role of Turbidimeters – International Environmental Technology

On August 3, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Turbidimeters play an important role in modern water systems by measuring the turbidity — or cloudiness — of water to ensure that it it safe and pleasant to drink. Most turbidimeters have traditionally been nephelometry-based, measuring the ways in which particles scatter light. However, these systems are often characterized by difficult maintenance. Swan’s AMI Turbiwell, […]


What You Can Do to Help Protect the Ocean | DoItYourself.com

On August 1, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

As stewards of our planet, we have a responsibility to protect and maintain the health of our oceans. One simple way we can do this is by using biodegradable cleaning products. Any time we can choose natural products without harsh chemicals, we are doing something good for sea life. Choose baking soda, vinegar, and borax […]


Plastic Free July: How Soneva has pioneered sustainability since the 90’s

On July 31, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The luxury resort masters at Soneva have gone all in on Plastic Free July, a movement which urges people to cut down as much as possible on their consumption of disposable plastics during July. Soneva stopped using plastic straws at its resort properties in the 90s. Even more impressive is Soneva’s company-wide program, launched in […]