For the construction of a self sufficient water recycling system in my tiny house my focus lays on the use of materials that allow the whole system to work as independently and sustainably as possible. For my work are filters important that mainly are:

1. Environmentally friendly
2. Biodegradable
3. As low as possible or zero waste
4. Plastic free
5. Company independent (important) and so necessary
6. Self manufactured
7. renewable
8. Naturally occuring and
9. accessible

to be truly self sufficient.

Therefore, only substances that I can remove with these sustainable filters should be introduced into my water cycle. This requires a reduction and avoidance of non biodegradable substances and pollutants in the water in order to be able to purify the water better.

Mikroplastic particles, such as different plastics like polyamide, polyethylene or polystyrene, are particularly stressful. The particles contained in shower gel, toothpaste or peelings are less than five millimeters in size and land on the fields in our environment by the displacement of the sewage sludge.

Pollutants such as microplastics can only be elaborately
and partially removed from the water. That’s why I’m going to change also the kind of products I use in my tiny household to natural one.

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