What’s the difference between flushable and non-flushable wipes?

Many pre-packaged wipes are advertised as “flushable,” but only because there are no rules against doing so. Adult wipes, baby wipes, and wet wipes are all made from woven, synthetic fibers like plastic or polyester. They don’t break down like toilet paper and can quickly clog your plumbing or septic system.

To prevent any potential headaches, always dispose of used wipes in the trash. If you’re worried about pets or little ones getting into them, toss the used wipes into something with a lid, like an old yogurt or butter container.  

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