I can't help but feel like every time I use the toilet, I'm wasting a lot of fresh water.
Yuck. I didn't know that the oceans were this bad. This is getting out of hand!
What do you mean?
You know, there are some solutions to our water problem. Salt and fresh.
About 20% of the water we use goes down a toilet! We are losing a lot of fresh water every day and toilets are one of the biggest contributors to this. We cannot use salt water for these kinds of things and even if we did, we are not taking good care of our oceans either!
Why waste water when you can have waterless toilets!
That's a thing?!
Tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year. In fact, there's so much that it's created a garbage mass called "sea of plastic" which can stretch for miles. This not only makes it harder for us to obtain fresh water, but also kills off a lot of marine life, making less options for food and ruining the ecosystem.
And with seabins, trash will never get into the ocean again.
Although it is true that we are having with both types of water, there are solutions. Many groups of people do research and invent items that can help us protect our water sources. Here are some of the best examples of how we can help our water.
It may be hard, but we have to protect our water sources with these solutions!
One of the best solutions for keeping our fresh water from going to waste are waterless toilets. That's 20% of our fresh water we have back, which we can now focus on drinking water and showers. This also allows us to put more money in congested sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants. Our waste can even be used as fertilizer or compost!
Another great solution for our water problem would be to put seabins at ports, marinas, and more. Seabins are basically underwater trash cans that catch trash before it goes out to sea. The mesh can even catch microfibers, which we can't see with the naked eye. Seabins even have a pad that can soak up oil and might be solar powered soon!
.Water is quite possibly our most important source. Unfortunately, we humans have been damaging the oceans and we have running out of fresh water. Thankfully, people have been noticing these issues and have been trying to come up with the best solutions for them. We all need to contribute to helping our most important rescource