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Italy replace old sanitary ware save 1 billion euros! Many Countries are taking active steps to save water

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Italy replace old sanitary ware save 1 billion euros! Many Countries are taking active steps to save water

  • 2019-07-24

The European Union ranked Italy first in water use, with a leak rate of 47.9 percent

Recently, the Federlegnoarredo Research Centre in Italy noted that the Italian bathroom furniture industry achieved positive results in 2018, with the domestic market growing by 3% in 2018. The industry is worth 2.7 billion euros and has 940 companies and 19,950 employees. Italy's sanitary ware exports accounted for 47% of total turnover, with major exporters France and Germany accounting for more than 16% of total export sales, by the United Kingdom, which rose more than 15.2%.

In recent years, sustainability and water conservation have become competitive and enhancing factors for Italian manufacturing. Old Faucets and sanitary ware, as well as inefficient networking, have led to a 47.9 % leak rate in Italy, the European Union's number one high source of drinking water. The Italian Manufacturers' association plans to do replacement to reduce water consumption by 25 to 70%.

According to the processing by the FEDERLEGNOARREDO research center, a small part of the gradual replacement of the existing plumbing and sanitary facilities will save more than 1 billion euros over five years. The new products are expected to save an average of 50% of water. Not only that, but the association plans to cut taxes by up to 65% by allowing citizens to buy leading sanitary wares.

In addition, the Italian Central Bank has invested 7 billion euros in an investment program to reward companies with positive links to the environment and climate change through a variety of financial instruments, including 1 billion euros in corporate bond holdings.

It can save 4 billion water per year, and China actively implements the water efficiency label for toilets.

According to the data of 2015, the per capita water resources in China is only 28% of the world average. In normal years, the annual water shortage in the country is more than 50 billion cubic meters. Nearly two-thirds of the cities have water shortages in different degrees. Up to 190,000 square kilometers, the water function zone compliance rate is only 42%.

On January 26,2018, China published the catalogue of Products With Water Efficiency Marks (first batch) and the rules for the implementation of water efficiency marks on toilet seats. The rules require toilet products sold in the mainland to be labeled with water efficiency if they are manufactured or imported as of August 1,2018. Up to now, there are 1,632 enterprises, nearly 25,000 models and 90 toilet registration laboratories (including their own and third parties) .

It is reported that the successful implementation of water efficiency labels can save 4 billion RMB, 800 million cubic meters of water each year. The joint efforts of sanitary ware industry and consumers will make great contribution to form a new pattern of coordinated development of Water Resources Utilization.

In addition, Israel, the United States, Brazil, and many other countries in the UK are also actively carrying out water conservation work.


Brazil officially promulgated the National Water Resources Plan, which sets targets for comprehensive use of water resources by 2020, investment planning and environmental education programs, and sets guidelines for water conservation for industry, agriculture and residents.


Through the improvement of legislation, the Mexican government has gradually established a unified water resources management system and a state-level decentralized management organization. All water, water and drainage units and individuals must obtain a permit issued by the National Water Commission.

United Kingdom

The UK Environment Agency has launched a program called Water Demand Management, which provides free water saving information to the public at regular intervals. “To save water, you must first know how much water is used” is a water-saving slogan often mentioned by the UK Environment Agency. According to the data, households consume 30% of British water resources, so each family has a vital role in saving water.

News source: kitchen and bathroom information