I was also quite surprised by the water usage numbers! I have family in Malaysia, where it’s more common to keep a vat of water in the bathroom for cooling down, washing and flushing the toilet. There, I would use perhaps half a litre to flush, if that. One, perhaps two pails. The amount that European toilets use is crazy and so unnecessary.

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Specialist in modern authoritarianism, feminist, political scientist in progress (PhD). Everyday academia, low-brow, no jargon/acronyms/obscure Latin.

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Abbey Heffer

Abbey Heffer

Specialist in modern authoritarianism, feminist, political scientist in progress (PhD). Everyday academia, low-brow, no jargon/acronyms/obscure Latin.

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