Mobile Sinks for the Environmentally Conscious
One of the biggest advantages of mobile hand wash stations is that they are built using phthalate and lead free counter tops. These are two chemicals that can be found in a variety of lower quality laminates and cabinet materials. Phthalate is a type of chemical that is added to plastics to make them more durable. Research has shown that these chemicals are gradually released into the environment as the plastic becomes less stable over time. They are linked to the development of allergies, asthma and, in very high dosages, can also cause hormonal changes and birth defects. Since mobile sinks don't contain these materials they are very safe for use both indoors and outdoors.
Mobile sinks are designed to be self contained units. This means that they both supply fresh water for hand washing and general use, as well as capture all the waste water in a separate container. This is much different than many types of outdoor sinks around that simply drain the soapy, used water out the hose and onto the surface of the ground. By catching the grey water in a clearly labeled and designated container in the cabinet no waste water escapes. The individual never has to worry about what the grey water from the mobile sinks may be contaminating. The waste water can be easily disposed of in a sink, drain or other appropriate disposal location.
Keeping the environment as healthy and vibrant as possible is an important consideration for us all. Portable sinks allow the best of both worlds with their environmentally friendly design as well as their ability to help us follow appropriate hygiene and hand washing routines.