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Casa Verde: Removable Kitchen Sink

Considering the current water shortages around the world, it's scary how much water is wasted by simply running the kitchen faucet when washing dishes or produce, etc. So, I was delighted to come across the Australian-made Hughie Sink ($25), a removable kitchen sink that captures 80 percent of the water that would normally be wasted, so you can reuse it to water plants, wash your pets or car, etc.

The sink is made of biodegradable plastic, is lightweight, comes with a sturdy handle, and fits most kitchen sinks. It's also available in a range of colors, so you can find one to match your existing sink. If you don't have any current use for the graywater, you should consider getting a rain barrel to store it, so you have it when you need it! Pretty clever and simple, isn't it?

greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
if you wash your dishes in this thing, there will be food particles left behind..right?! EWWW, i don't think i would want to wash my pup in that!! or water my plants..not to mention wash my car?? there has got to be a better explanation for this one, right??
otay otay 8 years
This is Brilliant!! Love it! What a clever way to re-use water!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmmm
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
otaku, A common way to rid plants of pests is to spray water with a little washing liquid mixed in, so I believe that as long as you didn't use harsh chemicals it would be fine on plants. When I had a double sink I used a basin much the same way.
emalove emalove 8 years
I know...I'm confused too.
otaku otaku 8 years
i don't get it. you'd be catching dish soap and stuff in it... that wouldn't be good for plants or animals or bugs, right?
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