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Hergon Bamboo Mildew Resistant Fabric Shower Curtain,180cmx180cm Polyester Curtain for Bathroom - Waterproof Odorless Eco Friendly Anti Bacterial,Fabric Bath Curtains For Bathroom With 12 Hooks

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Of course, this comes with a major downside when it comes to space. If you have a smaller bathroom, a swinging door is likely to take up a lot of space when it’s open but it can add an elegant touch to a larger bathroom. Pony Wall With Glass Enclosure A study from 2008 that examined PVC shower curtains (sold at major retailers like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kmart, Sears, Target, and Wal-Mart) found that the curtains “contain avoidable toxic chemicals including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates, organotins, and metals.” Plastic shower curtains can't be recycled and if you own one, you know you've had to replace it many many times thanks to grime and mold build-up at the bottom of it. So it ends up in the garbage, filling our landfills and polluting our soil and water. It also costs you money, think about how many times you've had to replace yours. It adds up. Since the door slides rather than swinging open, this can save you a lot of space as well. This is a popular style with glass doors, as we’ve covered, but you can also find sliding panel doors made out of plastic materials as well. Shower curtains can bring beauty in home decor to a bathroom, but some problems lead people to search for alternatives. Like everything in the home, you have to weigh the pros and cons. Over time, the cons seem to take over in the decision-making.

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The former is often considered more unique since it offers more room for customization but designs with open holes won’t contain all the splashes from your shower. A frosted glass screen can contain water and offer the same appeal, though. Shower Blinds

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This is because of hinges mounted to the top and bottom rather than a set of hinges down the side of the door. These are more common with walk-in showers as they’re not always possible to install with tubs. We know that plastic is super durable and it keeps the floor dry but we also know it has unbelievable detrimental effects on our planet. On The Eco Hub, I talk about plastic A LOT!

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Glass doors are a popular alternative when homeowners are trying to get away from traditional shower curtains. These can be hinged but sliding glass shower doors are a more popular option. As a material, glass is versatile but lends itself especially well to modern bathroom designs. They travel to each country to meet their artisans in person and sell directly online, so no middleman here. It's why their items are so affordable. All artisans are paid a fair wage and all the items are created with sustainable materials and practices. By repurposing the material, you’re going green by actively helping to reduce waste. This is a great choice when you want something that will really stand out. After all, not many people turn to wood when they want to enclose their shower. A pivot door opens the way that many doors do. Instead of sliding out of the way, these doors move on a fixed hinge. Oftentimes, this differs from a hinged door since pivot doors rotate on a fixed point Wash your curtain at least once a month and follow the manufacturer's directions. A final word on eco-friendly shower curtainsBamboo has found many uses over the centuries. One use that you can take advantage of when you’re adding decor to your bathroom is by using a bamboo shower curtain to add a natural touch.

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The research also highlighted the fact that a PVC curtain can release up to 108 VOCs. VOCs that you are breathing in when you stand in the shower. Dream Designs has been creating organic natural home goods for 38 years. I guess you could call them the OG of sustainable goods in Canada. They are based out of Vancouver. All of their organic materials, including fabrics, batting, and towels, are certified by GOTS and OEKO-TEX to ensure strict environmental and social standards. To hang these plants, you can once again turn to macrame. Alternatively, you can create a living shower curtain with plants like ivy or even rely on the tangle of leaves a spider plant offers. These are especially useful if you have a combined tub and shower and want the curtain entirely out of the way sometimes. If you have to bathe your pets or children, this can get the curtain out of your hair. The only major downside is you’ll need to dry these thoroughly before rolling them up and away to avoid problems like mold and mildew. Hanging Plants Mold and mildew can take over a shower curtain causing foul odors and a slimy residue. Cleaning it can be a headache. So, what are the options if you want to change your shower curtain or go to something completely different?Made Trade is based in the USA all of the items they sell adhere to strict sustainable values including Vegan, women-owned, fair trade, made in the USA and BIPOC owned. These are a reliable way to keep your shower curtain out of the way when you need them to. In addition to that, the concealed design can help give your bathroom a bit of modern appeal. Once again, to avoid damage to the roller shades, wait until they’re fully dry to roll them up and away. Shimmering Shower Screen Their organic shower curtains are made from GOTS certified cotton, it's fair trade, vegan, BIPOC made, and manufactured responsibly by harvesting raw materials locally and using all-natural, earth-friendly materials (such as plant and mineral-based dyes).

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