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Good Business: Yiyuan Environmental Group

April 2, 2014 by Charles Arthur

Good Environmental Business

Chen Chunhong is the managing director of the Shanghai-based, Yiyuan Environmental Group, a company that produces and markets toilets whose patented technology can save up to 83% of water compared with conventional 6-litre models.[read more]

How Much Energy are We Flushing Down the Drain?

February 26, 2014 by Catherine Wolfram

Wasted Water and Energy

California is in the middle of a drought. In the Bay Area, that has meant day after day of glorious, sunny winter weather. I am haunted by media images of dry creek beds and by my own mental images of driving by the Rim Fire near Yosemite last summer. Who knows what this summer will bring?[read more]

How Efficient Can Toilets Become?

August 11, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

The next time you have a moment alone with the porcelain throne, think of this: toilets still take the cake for the most water use of any indoor water appliance, despite significant water efficiency gains in the past few decades that have decreased water usage.[read more]