Last Friday for my Friday 5 I posted that I start cooking by filling putting hot soapy water in the sink. While very helpful for keeping my kitchen less of a disaster zone, my aunt pointed out it is not a very good use of resources. Water is precious and so I have been thinking of what can I do and so far my very simple greener solution is the above bowl.
I am keeping it in my sink. when I wash my hands the water falls in the bowl. When I rinse something the water stays in the bowl. When I start to cook I fill the bowl half way full and use it as I was my sink. When the bowl gets mostly full I take it outside and water the plants on my porch. So far today I think I have emptied it 5 times on to plants. It might not be the best grey water system but it is better than what I was doing and it is easy.