Reducing water waste is now a must. Industries and commercial activities, institutions and “simple” citizens have significantly increased their environmental awareness and are paying more and more attention to environmental protection. This is why more and more “eco-friendly” patents and prototypes are being developed. LG, for example, has recently presented a system for the indoor cultivation of fruit and vegetables that optimizes water consumption while ENEA has been working for months on the project of a robot to save energy at home. Combating domestic waste is also the goal of Nebia, an innovative system that significantly reduces water waste in the shower. This is possible thanks to a special shower head that “atomizes” the water, creating considerably smaller droplets that create a pleasant “mist” that envelops the user. The steam is combined with jets of water of different intensity that allow you to wash with the same care and attention as a traditional shower. Much less consumption: Nebia uses 70% less water than a normal shower head.
How does Nebia, the shower that reduces water waste, work?
The Nebia project was funded thanks to two crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Y Combinator which were very successful in 2019. The creators managed to raise almost $6 million and attracted the attention of famous people such as Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Google president Eric Schmidt, Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia, Fitbit co-founder James Park and Stanford StartX foundation. Thanks to the funds allocated (also) by these financiers, Nebia has already been installed in 16,000 American homes and has saved more than 100 million litres of water. The product is available online on the company’s website at a price of about 499 dollars: the fight against waste, in short, is not yet within everyone’s reach.