A ‘Sustainable Shower Study’ conducted by Unilever (who own Radox bath and shower products) has revealed the nation’s showering habits and how much these habits are costing us…
Using a shower sensor to monitor showers taken by 100 families over 10 days (2,600 in total) the research had some interesting findings, including:
- More women than men multi-task in the shower, brushing their teeth, washing hair and shaving.
- Teenage girls on average, spend nine and a half minutes in the shower, costing approx £123 a year
- Boys aged 12 and under spend longer in the shower than anyone else – around 10 minutes on average
The research concluded that the cost of showering for the average four person family in the UK is £416 a year, or the equivalent of 90,000 litres of water.
An average eight minute shower, with an average water flow rate, uses approximately 62 litres of water and costs around 30p. This is compared to the average bath, which uses 80 litres of water.
So, not only will shorter showers save water, you’ll also be saving those pennies too!