People are now ditching toilet roll for a more eco-friendly option.

Reusable toilet roll

Reusable toilet roll

A new trend has seen people buying reusable toilet roll claiming they are cheaper and more eco-friendly and instead of flushing down the cloth after using it, they simply go into a basket to be washed and used again, the Mirror Online reported.

One mum who introduced her children to the cloths told Buzzfeed: ''So far it's wonderful and I can't imagine going back.

''In my mind, buying and using disposable toilet paper was literally flushing money down the toilet.

''If you're wondering, 'Why would you want to reuse something that you wipe your genitals with?'

''I'd answer this question with my own question, 'Do you throw away your underpants after each use?'''

However, the idea of reusable toilet paper has had a mixed response from other people.