Our carbon footprint by taking a bath!

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Your carbon footprint for taking a bath

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We all enjoy a good bath! And Mike Berners-Lee tells us what our carbon footprint can be around this daily pleasure in his thoughtful book How Bad Are Bananas?” The Carbon Footprint of Everything.

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Zero CO2e heated by solar energy.

0.5 kg CO2e modestly filled efficient gas boiler.

1.1 kg CO2e generously filled, efficient gas boiler

2.6 kg. CO2e generously filled electric water heating.

 

A wild swim comes out best of all!

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Baths are necessary and even the most luxurious one need not make us feel too bad as long as it is not electrically heated!

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For some reason watching my cats as they wash themselves so often and so vigorously, often coaxes me to bathe twice a day, especially on hot days! But since I have a solar water heater, this makes me feel less guilty!

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