handwashing

Sustainability in hand washing

Handwashing is one of the most important preventive measures to avoid infection with infectious diseases such as COVID19. At the same time, water is one of the most valuable resources and one of the most important foundations of life. So how can infection prevention and environmental protection be combined?

15 October 2020 Hygiene

Before cooking and eating, after going to the toilet, sneezing, coughing or blowing one’s nose, when using public transport and of course every time we come home - even as children we learn how important thorough handwashing is for our health. With the Corona pandemic, awareness of this has risen once again - after all, hand hygiene is one of the most important measures to protect oneself against infection with the virus.

Washing your hands more often also means that you use more water. You can read how water consumption has changed during the pandemic in our sustainability section. Here you will also find tips on how to wash your hands sustainably and hygienically.