Although long showers are stress relievers and help you feel refreshed, they do bring environmental consequences.
Showers account for about 17 percent of the water used indoors, and long, hot showers have a hand in ruining the environment. As per the EPA, a standard shower head wastes 2.5 gallons of water per minute, and if it is warm, then we are running energy-rich water down the drain.
London-based textile installation artist and educator Elisabeth Buecher designed her own creative way to address this issue. Titled, ‘My Shower is a Green Warrior,’ Buecher’s shower curtain turns spiky and pushes people out if they’ve been in for too long.
The inflated shower curtain allows you just four minutes under the water before the spikes take up all the space, making it impossible to remain in the shower.
Elisabeth displayed this project, at the Milan Furniture Fair. Although these curtains are art installations and not consumer products, they definitely help to provoke thought on water conservation.