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Couple with £8 water bill use a towel instead of toilet paper

Leicestershire Live logo Leicestershire Live 18/08/2022 Tom Kershaw
Anna Masiello, influencer, 28, and her husband, Diogo, 29, a film maker © Anna Masiello / SWNS Anna Masiello, influencer, 28, and her husband, Diogo, 29, a film maker

A couple have ditched loo roll and re-use their shower water - leaving them with just an £8 water bills each month. Anna Masiello, influencer, 28, and her filmmaker husband, Diogo, 29, aim to lead a zero-waste lifestyle by swapping old clothes with friends, using shampoo and soap bars and opting for a plant based diet.

Anna wears period pants and menstrual cups instead of using disposable period products. The pair opted to stop using toilet paper in May 2022 - instead opting for a portable bidet which is attached to a plastic bottle and which they use in their own home and take with them on camping trips.

Anna and Diogo also save their shower water in a jar which they clean and reuse afterwards to drink, cook and water plants with. The pair claim they spend us £8.43 a month on water. They've saved more than 13,000 litres of water in a year by not using loo roll as the and more than 600 litres of water by saving and re-using their shower water.

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Anna Masiello, a eco-influencer, from Triesete, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, said: "It wasn't hard to ditch loo roll - you'd be surprised how easy it is to go without it. So many people were confused by the concept of the portable bidet.

“When I shared it on social media, someone even commented they would rather die than use one. There's a bottle that you fill up with water - you attach a small shower-style head to and release water to wash yourself with. You simply wipe your privates with a towel after you are done. It's perfectly clean and hygienic."

The sustainability advocate explained the average person gets through 100 rolls of toilet paper per year, which use 14k litres of water when it's manufactured. To re-use shower water they place a four-litre jar in the shower until it’s hot enough to get into - saving the excess water which they reuse to drink, cook and water plants with. So the water is safe to consume, they put a charcoal water filter into the jar to clean the contents.

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