A new product is making its way to store shelves across the Western Cape and is changing the way we think about letting the “yellow mellow”.
Loo-Me, a toilet foam which has been developed in Cape Town with water-saving in mind, works in a simple manner by adding a film of foam over the surface of the water in the toilet bowl. The layer of foam masks the smell under the foam – and reduces the sight of whatever is in the bowl already. This simple trick of hiding a toilet’s contents will save water based on the principle of “out of sight, out of smell, out of mind”.
Flushing is a major cause of water wastage. In homes with older toilets, an average flush uses about 13.6 litres, while homes with ultra-low-flow (ULF) toilets, the average flush volume is 6 litres. Milly Meltzer, owner of Loo-Me, says that the product is ozone-friendly and may save up to 54-million liters of water each month if used on 100 000 toilets.
Two Loo-Me scents are available, Mountain Fresh and Ocean Energy. You can find it at Shoprite and Checkers outlets in the Western Cape for R34.99.
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