The planet is very firmly on the agenda as highlighted by David Attenborough at the UN Climate Summit, 'Continuation of civilisation is in your hands'. Increasingly consumers are being made aware of the ethical legacy we leave behind every time we purchase a new product. Eco-friendly, sustainable production methods, water efficiency, robustness and the longevity of the products we buy are all becoming an important part of the purchasing decision.
In turn, manufacturers are taking responsibility and incorporating a range of eco-friendly features in their bathroom products, from water efficiency to energy-saving solutions. Last year saw Kaldewei joining forces with the WWF to work on a marine conservation programme and they have also been recognised with a Green Good Design Award. Bette's products come with a 30-year warranty and are 100% recyclable, Laufen deliver innovative water-saving solutions and take care to optimise the use of the resources in production. VitrA has established its own set of 'Blue Life' guidelines and Roca has created products that conserve water and protect the environment.