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Recycle the water from your roof

Think about it – if you could collect all the water that falls on your house or company building – especially this summer in the UK  – and work out a way to purify it, surely that would be a good thing.

Well now you can [Greenbang feels like Vic Reeves]…and here’s how:


See how the water trickles under the building into a purification tank. This design, by Rainharvesting Systems, is one of many that looks to allow people an extra degree of self sufficiency.

The Gloucestershire-based firm has designs for the garden and for the house too.

While you might think you don’t need something like this now, if water rates start to rise, it could save you a few bob.


  • Oasis Rainwater Harvesters
    Posted July 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

    The problem is that most rainwater harvesters, including the one featured, are made in Germany. Surely, one of the main cornerstones of Sustainability is to source materials and products LOCALLY, so I don’t understand why you feature a company whose products have a high intrinsic carbon footprint?

  • Luis
    Posted August 27, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Great post!

    If the economics don’t work, recycling efforts won’t either.
    As our little contribution to make this economics of recycling more appealing, blogs about people and companies that make money selling recycled or reused items, provide green services or help us reduce our dependency on non renewable resources.

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