The Times reports that wet wipes are such a big source of plastic pollution in rivers that they are to be targeted for “elimination” by the UK government.
Millions of the wipes are flushed down UK sewers every week because consumers think they are made of degradable tissue paper. Most, however, are made from polyester, a plastic that takes years to degrade — and then releases millions of tiny fibres into the environment. Read more…
Watch what happens to “flushable” wet wipe when you blend it. Hint: almost nothing. Watch video..
3 Reasons to Use Toilet Paper Gel Instead of Foam, Spray or Flushable Wipes
1. CLEANS PORES BETTER. While dry toilet paper gets most of the fecal matter when you wipe, your skin still remains dirty. But when you add gel to your regular toilet paper, the combination helps clean better and reduces the risks of spreading fecal matter to underwear. Compared to foams and liquid sprays – gels are designed for deep cleansing and are especially good for unclogging pores while removing bacteria from the surface of your skin.
Get Ahead of the Wet Wipes Ban by Cleaning Your Bum with SATU Gel
“The innovative feature of Satu Gel is the option to use it in combination with any regular toilet paper without immediately damaging the paper,” said Siim Saat, founder of SATU Laboratory. Read more @ Gizmodo