A new reusable toilet paper – dubbed ‘family cloth’ – is dividing parents – but would you try it?
Environmentally friendly products are important for the planet and reusable items are often more cost-effective. But for some mums, the idea of reusable toilet paper is a step too far.
One mum shared her and her family’s positive experience of using ‘family cloth’ with Buzzfeed: ‘In my mind, buying and using disposable toilet paper was literally flushing money down the toilet!
‘Let’s also set the record straight: Individuals who use family cloth do not only have a single piece of cloth. We have dozens of smallish strips of cloth.’
The story quickly received a strong reaction on social media, with several mums taking to Facebook to share their opinion on the new eco-friendly product.
One wrote: ‘No way! That’s gross 😷 if you did choose to do it though, you’d need to be washing it every day! Not a couple of times a week 😷😷😷🤢🤢🤢’.
For some this idea was a step too far, with one person saying: ‘I’m all for save the planet, used washable nappies for 2 years, love mooncup but I draw the line here.’
Celeb mum Chrissy Teigen also weighed in, simply writing: ‘AHHHH’.
Others were conflicted by the idea of keeping the used toilet paper in a basket and shared this person’s thoughts on the matter.
They wrote: ‘I don’t know what’s more disgusting sharing cloths or keeping pissy cloths in a basket and only washing them twice a week 🤢😂’.
But lots of people could see the benefit of the product and said it was no different to using re-usable nappies. One person said: ‘There’s literally no difference between this and cloth nappies & wipes. If I wasn’t already over run with washing I’d do this.’
However, others have pointed out that the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly thing to do would be to invest in a bidet. Though that might not be as accessible for most people to try.
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If you wanted to try the toilet paper for yourself, you can find lots of different providers through Etsy or on Amazon you can buy a pack which contains 1,700 uses for £9.99.
What do you think of the eco-friendly toilet paper? Would you use it or does the idea of it make you feel uneasy? Let us know in the comments section below!