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The Down-Low on Wiping
You may lie awake at night asking yourself, “are flushable wipes really flushable?” Well, you’re not alone. Cheeky jokes aside, there are a mind-blowing number of wet wipes used every year; 11 billion in the UK alone. In 2020, 16 million Americans used wet wipes 31 times or more in a week.
And we get why! Your number 2 deserves something soft that will make you feel squeaky clean, and traditional toilet paper just doesn’t make the cut.
Here’s where things get tricky. We listened to the experts, who say that only toilet paper and human feces are truly flushable. Think about what happens when you wet a piece of toilet paper. It will quickly disintegrate in your fingers, and that’s by design! On the other hand, these so called “flushable” wet wipes are made of synthetic fibers that still end up clogging city plumbing systems. In a study conducted by Ryerson University in Ontario, over one hundred single-use wipes were tested and the conclusion was that not a single one was flushable (read the article).
Why You Should Give a Crap
Most traditional wipes are made from plastic fibers, harmful parabens, artificial fragrances, and other ingredients that we honestly can’t pronounce. They litter rivers and clog sewage systems. The bigger pieces can become a choking hazard to wildlife and visible pollution in the natural environment. The tinier particles contribute to the 14 million tons of microplastics in our oceans. These microplastics eventually make their way back to our food chains, damaging the environment and our overall health. In a nutshell, plastic doesn’t go away. The coronavirus pandemic has only upped the ante on our wet wipe use. Not only is the damage to our planet not so fun, but it makes our wallets cringe too. According to the same article above, $250 million is spent every year across Canada alone for work related to removing sewer blockage.
Wipe the Slate Clean
Now that we’ve revealed the smelly truth behind wiping, you’re probably on your hands and knees begging for an eco-friendly solution! Never fear, there’s plenty of time to start fresh with Fresh Peaches.
We are the ultimate wet wipe alternative because we’re so easy to use! Wherever you are, pump the gel onto any toilet paper and you magically have a fresh and clean wipe. Our pocket trio is made specifically for the bum on the run. Mother Earth loves that your wipe is still fully septic safe and biodegradable.
Every time you wipe with Fresh Peaches, that is one less wipe clogging the environment. Go forth and conquer with a clean bum and a cleaner planet. #HappyTushyHappyEarth