Slightly more than 1 person of 3 say they keep the water running while cleaning their pearly whites.
Funny note: gender does not seem to have an impact on this habit, but age does.
Younger millennials, aged 18 to 24, seem to be particularly environmentally-conscious and almost 70% report that they shut off their taps while brushing their teeth.
Did you know that turning off the tap while brushing your teeth could save 13 liters of water a day? If the entire adult population remembered to do this, we could save mega liters a day (source WWF: https://blogs.wwf.org.uk/blog/green-sustainable-living/top-10-tips-save-water/)
Tip for today and for the rest of your life:
Turn off the tap while brushing
This brings us to the key-question:
Do you put water on your toothbrush first and then toothpaste? Or toothpaste and then water?
“You don’t need water at all if you use toothpaste “, says Professor in Physics Dirk Van Dyck of the University of Antwerp in the program ‘New Facts’ on Radio 1