Absolutely Not Flushable
Wipes should never be flushed down the toilet — even if labeled as “flushable.” Wipes do not break down as they move onto the water treatment plant and clog the filtering screens.
Ways to Reduce
Use Cleaning Cloths Instead
Consider switching to reusable cleaning cloths. Cloth wipes are more eco-friendly because they can be washed and reused.
Use Paper Towels Instead
If set on a disposable option, consider switching to paper towels. Paper towels are more eco-friendly because they are plastic-free.
Purchase Natural Cleaners
Consider switching to more eco-friendly cleaners. Chemical cleaners can expose your household to a variety of harmful ingredients and gases. Check out the EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning or follow these easy recipes from Real Simple to make your own natural cleaners.
Use Up Products
Avoid throwing away partially full containers; try to use up the wipes completely before disposing of them. This increases the lifespan of these products, reduces waste and saves money.