Green Production starts with Green Products
Issuing time:2022-11-04 13:57
Did you know?
Toilets are commonly made of ceramic … but IS ceramic GOOD for the environment?
Clay ceramics manufacturing, which are producing sanitary-ware(such as toilets, sinks, etc.), are greatly participating in polluting our environment. According to the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), the “emissions regulated from these industries are acid gases, particulate matter, metals, and mercury.” And “the primary raw materials used for manufacturing sanitary-ware are ball clay, other clays, feldspar and silica”.
From preparation to packaging, the process of producing sanitary articles is consuming a lot of energy and create wastes. It includes the following 10 steps:
Environmental issues associated with the manufacture of sanitary ware include but are not limited to:
Are there other solutions?
The answer is YES. For example at SHINE we are producing green toilets using bending wood technique.
What is the bending wood technique?
As a matter of fact, you can steam the wood. Bending wood techniqueconsists of smoothing fibers to make them flexible and stretchy by dipping a piece of wood in hot water at a boiling point for a period of time in a steam box.
Once the wood cools and the fibers dry again, it will preserve its new form.
Bending wood has several benefits, for humain and for the planet. Here are some advantages of steam bending:
Pictures of SHINE toilet seat made with bended wood - for the bowl/base and cover
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