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Hands up if you recognize this?
Have you ever used one?
It’s a duel flush system on a toilet. They come in all shapes and sizes. And I’m of the opinion they could be a good thing.
However, this one has a dirty secret. It’s not connected properly.
Now I’m a user of the short flush option so I pressed it. The task in hand required little effort and water!
I’m beginning to think no one else uses them. Certainly not the people who own the hotels and big businesses that have them copiously installed in their organizations.
This isn’t the first time I’ve come across one that first work properly. They seem to be not connected more often than not.
Another example of green wash.
Let’s give the appearance that our organization is greener
but let’s not really provide a lower water use alternative at all.
Have you found this too?
have you spotted other apparently green options that are false?
Now I launched this post earlier today and I’m already aware of a need for an additional section.
It seems from the comments that duel flush toilets are a less common thing than I had assumed.
This toilet has the option to deliver two different amounts of water. One small for less considerable tasks, one greater for larger tasks.
It also seems that it may be more common in some parts of the works than others.
It seems that in Australia it’s a mandatory water saving device while in the US it may be unknown. In Europe it’s very common.
So if you’re reading this now could you please comment with your continent and whether you’re familiar with this device?
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