I’m a dad and my family reuse loo roll – we’ve used the same one cloth for FIVE years | The Sun

AN AUSSIE dad has revealed his family's toilet routine, including using the same loo cloth for the last five years.

The ever-growing climate change crisis has forced many to rethink their everyday choices – whilst some might stop running to Starbucks to buy takeaway coffee, others have chosen to walk rather than take an Uber to their destination.

But some, like one dad from Australia, Patrick, have taken up more drastic measures, which see them sharing the same toilet cloth for half a decade.

In order to use as little resources as possible and save water wherever they can, the Aussie family, who regularly upload videos on YouTube, have installed a composting toilet.

This means that once the person is done with their business, they'll sprinkle some sawdust over what's inside the toilet and cover it with a wooden lid.

Just as important, the dad noted in a video on their social media platform, was loo cloth – which the household members have been using for the last five years.

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Once they're done in the toilet, the parents and their child grab a small white cloth, wipe and chuck it in a bucket located right next to them.

The Aussie family will let the shreds of cloth sit there for up to a week before putting them to wash.

''If you're used to cloth nappies, this is a hundred times easier because […] you've just got a tiny little amount of excrement.

''It's very simple, it's very cost-effective, it saves on water.

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''It's perfectly safe – you just got to remember that we live in a culture that's terrified of s**t.''

Patrick went on to add that in his opinion, using drinking water to flush away is just ''a very old way of thinking''.

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''After using flannel cloth to wipe your a** for several years – or even several days – there's no going back to toilet paper.

''Not just for the environmental reasons but because it's just so, so much more pleasurable,'' the dad claimed.

The short video has seen numerous comments and fellow green lifestyle enthusiasts share their experiences.

One person wrote: ''Have made towelling 'pee pads' and are very happy with using them.

''I was using far too much toilet paper and did not like shopping for it.

''I am saving $200 per year and reusing old textiles which makes me happy.''

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A second penned: ''I'm in the process of moving into a van and am converting to family cloth as well as a squat toilet style dry toilet.''

Another chuckled: ''You guys must be laughing at other people scrambling for toilet paper lol.''

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