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Cutting down consumption of loo paper

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  • I also use washable sanitary pads, much more comfortable than disposable.
  • HappyMJ
    HappyMJ Posts: 21,115 Forumite
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    Hmmm...weird thread of the day. If you want to save money on a 20/30p roll of toilet paper that takes 1 week per person to get through. That's according to scientific research. Then use a sponge and wash it when washing your hands.
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  • babyshoes
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    Hmm, I didn't know there was VAT on toilet paper. Perhaps the government doesn't see it as an essential? I wonder if someone with more energy than me should start a petition to get it removed from loo roll, especially as VAT is going up in January!
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  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle......hmm, maybe those last two won't work with toilet paper :rotfl:

    Have tried the 'squash it' but it didn't work and hearing the roll clonk at every turn is so annoying.

    I have threatened my lot that if they use too much, they will have to buy the next batch and at roughly 50p a roll, it's not cheap and this does seem to have had some effect.
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  • JCS1
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    babyshoes wrote: »
    Hmm, I didn't know there was VAT on toilet paper. Perhaps the government doesn't see it as an essential? I wonder if someone with more energy than me should start a petition to get it removed from loo roll, especially as VAT is going up in January!

    VAT on sanitary items too.
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  • Hellyboo
    Hellyboo Posts: 595 Forumite
    I also use washable sanitary pads, much more comfortable than disposable.

    Can I ask where you get them from? I've just had a baby and for some reason the plasticky-ness of disposables isn't agreeing with me atm :o
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  • Hellyboo
    Hellyboo Posts: 595 Forumite
    JCS1 wrote: »
    VAT on sanitary items too.

    I thought that was removed a while ago?
    So, there are these boys,
    They kinda stole my heart,
    They call me Mummy


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  • JCS1
    JCS1 Posts: 5,286 Forumite
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    Hellyboo wrote: »
    I thought that was removed a while ago?

    Reduced to 5% in 2001.

    Often campaigns and petitions in the media, but not yet VAT exempt.
  • Shysarah
    Shysarah Posts: 535 Forumite
    I would also be interested in finding out about washable pads. I suffer terribly and maybe these would be cheaper than the ones i fly through and more comfortable
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