What are biodegradable wipes?
Biodegradable wipes are made from natural plant fibres and are one that can be discarded and then broken down in nature until they are absorbed by nature. This means that it will not last for decades and may not pose a risk of contamination in the short or long term.
Biodegradable raw materials include bamboo, wood pulp, viscose fibres.
What to look for when buying biodegradable wipes？
As a consumer, the best way to buy biodegradable wipes is to check the ingredients on the packaging.
Flushable wipes are toilet plumbing friendly and will not clog toilet pipes when they encounter water to decompose. The wipes are made from natural and renewable plant fibres such as bamboo, viscose fibres or organic cotton. whether the ingredients contain hypoallergenic ingredients
are tested for skin sensitivity. This can be achieved by looking for the description on the top of the packaging, e.g.
- 100% biodegradable
- 100% flushable
- Made from renewable plant-based materials/fibres
- Can be sustainably sourced and utilised
- Plastic free
- Tested for skin sensitivity
- Made from virgin wood pulp
- Chemical free | No harsh chemicals
- No dyes
- Septic tank safe | Sewer safe