We’re taking action now to help tackle the global water shortage for millions of people. There’s plenty you can do too.
What we’re doing
What can you do?
What we’re doing
When it comes to water, at P&G we’ve set ourselves some ambitious targets:
- Reduce water used in our manufacturing facilities – we’ve already cut 58% between 2002 and 2012 and we’re aiming to cut another 20% per unit of production
- Provide 1 billion people access to water-efficient products – by producing products that require less water, we can encourage people to do their part
2in1 Shampoo + Conditioner
When you use shampoo and conditioner in the shower, you use water. Right now, there is no way of getting around it.
That is why our Hair Care brands are focused on helping consumers reduce their in-shower water use, while ensuring they continue to have a superior experience. 2in1 shampoo + conditioners allow you to skip a step in the shower by combining the power of P&G shampoo and conditioner into one product.
This allows consumers to save up to 1 minute in the shower, translating to a water savings of up to 5 gallons per shower. That’s over 1000 gallons of water savings a year for the average 2in1 user! Over 202 million people have access to 2in1 shampoo + conditioner across the world1.
You’ve probably seen advice from other shampoo brands to rinse, lather and repeat. But with our formulas, they start working from the 1st wash. So you can have a faster shower and use less water.
What you can do
You can play your part to help save water in the shower too. Here’s how:
- Take shorter showers – the average person spends 8 minutes in the shower, using more than 70 litres of water. Cut that by half and you’ll save 35 litres of water a day for everyone in your household – for a family of 4 that’s 50,000 litres of water saved a year.
- Turn the shower off when shampooing – you only need the water to rinse so, if you can, turn off the water while you’re applying shampoo, then switch it back on when you’re ready to rinse.
- Switch to a water-efficient shower head – older showerheads can use more water per minute than newer, water efficient ones. So look out for water-efficient ones – they’re inexpensive and typically use just 9.5 litres per minute.
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1 Visible flakes, with regular use