The current state of the environment is a popular topic for many people in recent years. Although people from all walks of life have been talking about what the government could do to improve the situation, they may be unaware of the actions they could personally take to improve the condition of the environment. One of these is household recycling.

The recycling industry has been active recently. Many people already recycle their household paper, cardboard, bottles and cans, but there are more ways to recycle in your home. Most local councils in Australia have made it one of their standard policies to provide household recycling facilities to their constituents. Many councils provide special recycling bins to make it easier for residents to sort their items into recyclable and non-recyclable materials. In some places there are donation centres that also take certain electronics in order to recycle parts safely.

Most people still use an enormous amount of water every day. Most of it ends up as the type of household wastewater known as “grey water”, which is water that has been used by members of a household to shower, wash the dishes, wash clothes, brush their teeth and so on. It is virtually any water that isn’t from the toilet plumbing. Grey water from most homes amounts to 54% of the water usage on a monthly basis.

Many people in urban areas are guilty of the crime of wasting water. Ever brushed your teeth in the bathroom without turning off the tap? People do things like this and unknowingly waste water that could otherwise be conserved. The good news is that you can reuse grey water as well as trying to conserve it. This will help you improve the condition of the environment and reduce your monthly water bills at the same time.

When you get a grey water system installed in your household, you can redirect it into an irrigation system. Most homeowners are no stranger to the value that is placed on a property with a beautifully landscaped garden and a lush green yard. With the grey water irrigation systems in place, you will greatly reduce the need to use the garden hose or sprinkler system. Most importantly you will reduce the need for an additional supply of water.

It is normal to be hesitant about spending so much money with the current condition of the economy. However you should take into account that this is an investment that will pay off, especially when you start seeing the reduction (of up to 30-40%) on your quarterly water bill. It is also an investment that will pay off for the environment as well by saving water. The best place to start, apart from doing your own research on the internet, is with a local plumber. They will be able to give you advice, quotes and probably provide you with all the equipment you need, as well as the installation of the system.