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There’s no such thing as a Flushable Wipe!Updated 2 months ago

If we had a dollar for every time we heard this… 😅. We totally get why you would think this - decades of greenwashing from major wipes companies (many of whom have snuck plastic into their wipes) have made it hard to tell fact from fiction. There is a general misunderstanding of items that are allowed to be flushed! We know it will be an education process, so we're here to help answer any questions! 

Our Flushable Wipes are made from 100% plant-based and biodegradable materials (cellulose), and are compliant with the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) guidelines for flushability as disclosed in GD4 – the gold standard for flushability worldwide. This means you can have peace of mind that these wipes will break down like toilet paper. 

Flushability is a sensitive subject though - and a headache for the folks working directly where it happens, like plumbers, wastewater experts, municipal facilities, etc. Studies conducted with wastewater agencies across the country have shown that 98% of materials that clog equipment at wastewater treatment plants are actually items clearly marked as non-flushable, such as baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, cleaning wipes, and other non-flushable items. 😱

As a proud member of the Responsible Flushing Alliance, we encourage all bathroom-goers to check out the Fact vs Myth of Flushable Wipes to learn for themselves!

Source: Responsible Flushing Alliance

At the end of the day, there is one final way to know for sure if a product is flushable, and that comes down to the “Do Not Flush” symbol! You can see the clear difference for example between Biom’s All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes versus our Flushable Wipes:

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