Today is World Water Day 2017 and this year’s theme is all about one goal: increase water recycling of wastewater.
There is a water crisis going on around the world and 1.8 billion people are affected by water contamination due to faeces in the water source which can lead to diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. The Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015 makes an effort to provide clean water access to everyone by 2030.
Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials. -World Water Day
Wastewater is generated by home owners, businesses, agricultural plants, and industries when the used water flows back to nature without being treated. The goal is to reduce overall water usage as well as recycling the wastewater for other resources. Here are some of the examples of recycling wastewater:
- In our homes, we can reuse greywater on our gardens and plots
- In our cities, we can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces
- In industry and agriculture, we can treat and recycle discharge for things like cooling systems and irrigation
House of Marley is built on the principles of earth-friendliness and a commitment to global charitable causes. All of our products are made from sustainable materials so we can feel a little better about ourselves in helping the planet. We encourage you to go out there and spread the awareness for conserving water. Check out the World Water Day official website to see how you can take action.