Can You Really Flush "Flushable" Wipes Down the Toilet?

Can You Really Flush "Flushable" Wipes Down the Toilet?

Wipes make up a large and broad market, used for household cleaning, makeup removal, hand sanitization, sunscreen application, bathroom wipes, and more. The use of personal wipes has expanded from babies to adults in recent times and the demand for cleansing wipes has increased, hence the demand for flushable wipes. Unfortunately, the majority of wipes on the market don’t biodegrade quickly enough to avoid clogging the pipes.

Many companies claim to produce cleansing cloths or wipes that leave their customers experiencing a confident clean, but get this, they are also flushable. Or are they? Kleenex, Cottonelle, and other toilet paper companies have claimed that their cleansing cloths/wipes break down through sewerage and water systems after flushing. But many water service providers across the globe beg to differ. 

Repeated headlines about how horrible the sewage systems are becoming seems to indicate that "flushable" wipes are actually not flushable at all. These wipes have been getting stuck in pipes and sewer machinery, creating massive, expensive clogs in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, London and many other places, sparking lawsuits from cities and consumers. The back-ups within the sewer system are leading to sanitary sewer overflows, clogs at lift stations, and disruption to treatment plants.

Due to the environmental damage that these wipes have ensued on our lakes and oceans, there has been a demand for studies of these wipes, and the horrifying results will shock you. A sanitation report in California showed that “after 24 hours the wipe remained intact and recognizable.” So while companies may claim that these wipes are flushable, they actually aren't. There are no signs of disintegration or breakage like toilet paper. Flushable wipes can technically be tossed into the toilet and flushed down, the flushable label as it is currently being used, fails to address the issues that arise once the wipe goes down the pipes. So now what?

Let's face it, regular toilet paper doesn't always get the job done. It doesn't clean thoroughly, it leaves residue behind, and the odor remains. Wet wipes claim to be flushable and do the trick but they can also clog sewers and reck environmental damage. Luckily, we have found a solution...Fresh Wipe Toilet Tissue Mist! You can now turn dry, scratchy toilet paper into a soothing and cleansing wipe without having to worry about whether or not it will clog up your sewers. It is perfect for public restrooms and for on the go travels. 

Fresh Wipe Toilet Tissue Mist is equipped with Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera in order to remove residue and odors while moisturizing and refreshing your bottoms. It also leaves behind a protective layer to guard sensitive skin. So what are you waiting for? Our 8 oz bottle is perfect for long lasting use for a clean tush every time!



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