FLUSHABLE VS BIODEGRADABLE – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The number of wet wipes found on UK beaches has increased by almost 700% over the last decade and they have been named as one of the main leaders in plastic pollution... not Jackson Reece wipes though!
With the government’s plans to ban all non-biodegradable wipes means there’s no better time to switch to Jackson Reece. #supportingpolyesterfreeseas
So, what does this mean?
Our wipes are fully biodegradable and compostable and are made from natural wood pulp instead of the synthetic polyester other companies use, so they decompose just after 12 weeks. 99% of all other wipes use plastic which take up to 650 years to biodegrade.
Some wet wipes claim they are flushable but when they are flushed, where do they go? Well, they end up blocking sewer systems and polluting water ways because they don’t break down like toilet paper. Wet wipes make up 93% of matter in sewer systems causing blockages which in turn, costs the UK £100m a year fixing this. So, there is nothing ‘flushable’ about these wipes. We at Jackson Reece believe no wipes should be flushed down any toilet, instead should be disposed of correctly. By using Jackson Reece wipes, we are cutting out single use plastic.
This photo shows the plastic pollution blocking our waterways.
This photo was taken on a recent trip to Alaska and just reminds me how precious our earth’s oceans are. So, why not try out our wipes before the law changes, I can assure you, you won’t regret it.