We all have that one friend who is super obsessed with saving the planet. Perhaps they only wear natural fibers or refuse to eat meat or shame those who use a disposable coffee cup. And beware the rath of this person when someone doesn’t separate their recycling and compostables!

This friend may also be the one person you know who would be interested in using “family cloth” instead of toilet paper. Yes, it’s exactly like it sounds. It’s a reusable cloth alternative to toilet paper that is saved and washed to be used again and again.

If you’re considering making the switch to “family wipes” or are just a bit curious about how the whole thing works, check out the video below. A zero waste family explains why they ditched traditional toilet paper ages ago and aren’t looking back!

Now I’m sure some of us are feeling a bit uneasy just thinking about trading in our toilet paper for “family cloth” but apparently a growing number of families are making the switch.

The thing is, you don’t even have to buy the manufactured “family cloth” product. Instead, you can make your own reusable toilet cloth by cutting up old clothing. Although there are a shocking number of patterns and designs available for purchase.