Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green tips Updated 26 February 2014 Shades of greywater Reusing greywater should be second nature in any H2O-savvy home - just make sure you use "light" grey water for your garden. 0 Related Grey water keeps it green Water-wise gardening tips Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto Reusing water whenever possible is essential in a semi-arid country like ours, but keep in mind there are different "shades" of greyness when it come to greywater.For the garden, only recycle water you’ve used to wash yourself or laundry, and even then, note that some greywater isn’t suitable for irrigation, just toilet flushing. This includes water containing fabric softener, and from washing dirty nappies or work clothes heavily soiled with petrol or chemicals. Aim to cut back on non-biodegradable body products and laundry detergents as much as possible, to keep your recycled water a lighter shade of grey.Don’t reuse dishwater: it contains detergent that can damage plants, and food residues that can cause unwanted bacterial growth. Got a good green tip or event to share? Email me at email@example.com or post on the EnviroHealth Forum. If it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it.Water recycle logo: Shutterstock - Olivia Rose-Innes. @ORoseInn Olivia Rose-Innes is Health24’s EnviroHealth Editor. Read more of her columns and articles or post a question to her expert forum. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Experience a contact lens that feels like nothing 2016-10-24 12:49 More: EnviroHealthGreen tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?