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Eco-friendly couple spend £8 a month on water bills after ditching loo roll and re-using shower water

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<p>An eco-friendly couple spend just £8 a month on water bills, have ditched loo roll and re-use their shower water.</p><p>Anna Masiello, influencer, 28, and her husband, Diogo, 29, a film maker, 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.</p><p>Anna wears period pants and menstrual cups instead of using disposable period products.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>The pair still flush as normal, but save water as the production of toilet paper is a water</p><p>Anna Masiello, a eco-nfluencer, 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.</p><p>"So many people were confused by the concept of the portable bidet.</p><p>“When I shared it on social media, someone even commented they would rather die than use one.</p><p>“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.</p><p>“You simply wipe your privates with a towel after you are done.</p><p>” It's perfectly clean and hygienic."</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>So the water is safe to consume, they put a charcoal water filter into the jar to clean the contents.</p><p>“It’s so simple and we save 600 litres a water by doing so,” explained Anna.</p><p>“When I started my zero-waste journey I felt the weight of the world of my shoulders as I was trying to do everything perfectly.</p><p>“I’ve soon come to realise you can’t do everything perfectly and it’s a completely personal journey you have to take.</p><p>"We just do what we can and what works for us."</p><p>“I recommend people start with what is important to them, whether that’s food fashion and waste and then go from there.”</p><p>Anna started her own journey by looking at how much waste she was producing and trying to reduce it.</p><p>The couple only produce one black bin of waste every six months and save the synthetic fibres from their washing machine which they hope one day to use to stuff a pillow.</p><p>“I haven’t bought any clothes from fast fashion stores for five years," Anna said.</p><p>“I absolutely love thrifting and going to swap events. I try to appreciate everything I have."</p><p>Anna has her own sustainable fashion brand R-Coat which creates clothing items from old umbrellas.</p><p>Anna’s top tips to lead a more sustainable life</p><p>- Start small - don’t try and do everything at once. Pick something like food, fashion, waste or transportation and go from there.</p><p>- You don’t have to be perfect - I eat a plant-free diet which being an Italian was so hard. Diogo and I don’t buy in animal-based products, but I don’t beat myself up if I eat a plant-based product while I am out.</p><p>- Swap your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one, use toothpaste tabs and shampoo bars.</p><p>- Make your Mondays meatless. Cutting meat from your diet on a Monday is a fun way to refresh your menu and cut your carbon footprint.</p><p>- Buy a Guppyfriend - a washing bag that collects all the synthetic fibres from your washing, stopping them from going into the ocean.</p>
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