The Unified Water Label Association is calling on the KBB industry to work together and drive forward a change in attitudes towards using water wisely on World Earth Day (Saturday 22nd April). World Earth Day is an international event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held in 1970, it now includes a wide range of events co-ordinated globally, which includes 1billion people in more than 193 countries.
UWLA MD Yvonne Orgill said: “Earth Day presents a fantastic opportunity for companies to communicate what they are doing to use water efficiently, helping to save energy and protect our planet. In the last 12 months there has been an increased awareness across all sectors, of the need to help consumers make responsible water-saving choices. The UWLA has had more retailers, manufacturers and distributers pledge their support to use the label and highlight the issues around water scarcity, driving home the message that for the sake of the planet we must use water wisely.
“Working together to change consumer behaviour is the only way we can make a positive change. Restricting consumer choice or banning products will only lead to a backlash, with consumers and others finding substandard products and ways around the legislation.
“Companies have a fantastic opportunity to share their commitment to water efficiency and the Unified Water Label this Earth Day. Together we can all play an important role to influence and educate consumers on the options available, and help them make the right environmental choices when investing in their home. There has never been a better time to become involved and support the UWLA – visit the website today to find how you can play your part.”