Turkey’s Şişli Mosque has replaced its taps with Grohe Ecojoy products.

The water-efficient replacements have resulted in an 18% reduction in water consumption across the mosque’s sanitary facilities.

As part of its ‘Turn Water into Food’ initiative, and in conjunction with the Şişli Mosque Foundation, the sanitary fittings manufacturer used the cash equivalent of the water savings to create 1,000 Ramadan packages for those in need.

Commenting on the Şişli Mosque project, Simon G Shaya, Grohe’s president for the East Mediterranean, Middle East, and Africa, said: “Grohe’s sustainable business practices [represent our] commitment to the ecological and economical use of natural resources and the protection of the environment.

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“Grohe is proud to act as a role model for the entire industry and to bring a proactive approach to today’s ecological, economical, and social challenges […] As water is an increasingly valuable resource, many initiatives are being launched globally by Grohe to help preserve this resource.”

The installation of Grohe Ecojoy products at Şişli Mosque is expected to offer annual water savings of 270,000 litres, compared to the mosque’s previous sanitary fittings.

Serhat Sabaz, vice president of Grohe East Mediterranean, concluded: “[The] ‘Turn Water into Food’ project that we realised in collaboration with [Şişli Mosque] is only an example – but [a] unique example – [that] offers a solution that contributes to the efforts of reducing water consumption.”