There are many alternatives to wet wipes, but each alternative is suitable for a different use. When choosing an alternative to wet wipes, it is useful to consider the circumstances in which you will be using it. DHTI will suggest some best alternatives to wet wipes. Read now.
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Wet wipes, which are increasingly popular, are often marketed as flushable. However, incorrect labeling and marketing of wet wipes as “flushable” has resulted in serious plumbing issues by contributing to fatbergs–congealed lumps of fat, sanitary items, wet wipes and so on.
Wet wipes don’t disintegrate like toilet paper when flushed; instead, they contain plastic and are often flushed down the toilet. When they reach the ocean they last for a long time causing havoc with marine life.
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Wet wipes do not degrade during flushing, nor are they broken down by the time they reach the sewer infrastructure. When flushed into sewers and waterways, wet wipes get ingested by sea creatures such as turtles who mistake them for jellyfish. Turtles die from this ingestion, even if you don’t flush your wet wipes. In order to avoid using wet wipes in the first place, look for toilet paper that is flushable and non-bioaccumulative.
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Not all towels are capable of replacing wet wipes. Alternatives to wet wipes must meet the same needs that wet wipes provide. Here are some great alternatives to wet wipes:
Toilet paper is one of the alternatives to wet wipes. By using recycled toilet paper instead of falsely labeled “toilet wipes”, you can support the recycling program, reduce landfill waste, and save money on your household budget.
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Cloth wipes are an alternative to wet wipes. Washable cloth baby-wipes are available and make a chemical-free alternative to wet wipes. Alternatively, you can make your own face washers, or use soap and essential oils.
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Wet wipes should not be flushed with toilet paper. They can pollute waterways, harming marine wildlife and damaging sewage treatment plants. It is estimated that Australian water utilities spend $15 million each year removing wet wipes from their systems and pumping stations. Households may face thousands of dollars in plumbing bills.
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If you’re looking for a sustainable alternative to wet wipes, there are many options on the market today. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but many of them are stronger than toilet paper. This means they’ll stand up to frequent use.
Unlike dry toilet paper, these products aid in cleaning and cleansing while providing moisturizing properties. The selections from the list come from sustainable sources, have an earth-friendly lifecycle, and are free of harmful chemicals.
Wet wipes are used for a variety of purposes, but there are alternatives to wet wipes to consider when selecting one. Mothers should consider their own needs when selecting a wipe and find the one that works best for them when caring for their children. If you have further questions, please contact us for advice.