A while back when flushable wipes came out i was thinking thats a good thing. All the companies from Cottonelle, Scott, Kirkland, Home etc. They all advertise it. Where is the clause at the end, like the medication commercials. Saying “side effects ” are clogged drain pipes and the sewage plants.
Hygiene has always been people’s concern especially in the new era of civilization. People are now advancing from the basics of proper handwashing to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases. Anal hygiene has become the new topic of health. Wiping the anal orifice with toilet paper removes the gross fecal material, but much dirt is left in situ. Most parents wipe their infants with baby wipes, and the trend is being picked up by adults all over the world. However, while wet wipes are useful in anal hygiene, environmental concerns have raised the need for its alternative. The major disadvantages of wet wipes include:
- Damaging sewer lines hence causing plumbing issues
- Littering beaches and other resorts
- Annihilating marine life
The devastating effect resulting from wet wipes has caused a global outcry against the sanitary practice. Major countries involved in the campaign against wet wipes like the US, UK, and Australia have taken bold strides even to ban flushable wet wipes in their markets. The claims that wet wipes are decomposable in water turned out to be false, and the only safe way to dispose of them would be through the regular garbage bin. Unless we want to throw wet wipes laden with feces in our bins, the following alternatives are present and recommended: