3 Things You Didn't Know About Disposable Wipes

Disposable Wipes have always been a mainstay in the average US home, but they've flown off the shelves in unprecedented volumes since the start of a certain 2020 world crisis! They can be used for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing (or another 39 ways you've never heard of 🤯🤯🤯)

Here's a few things you didn't know about the ever-popular disposable wipes:

1. Flushable Wipes Shouldn't Be Flushed

That's right. Sounds like a case of false advertising, doesn't it? Right now, disposable wipes being flushed are causing havoc to the sewer systems in cities like New York. If you want to hear a stomach-churning fact, disposable wipes flushed into sewers create blockages called Fatbergs  🤢.

Billions of dollars are spent to remove these blockages!

2. Disposable Wipes Aren't Biodegradable

The Disposable Wipes that you use to clean your kitchen, take off your makeup, sanitize your grocery cart, are actually most commonly made from a mixture of chemically treated cotton, wood pulp, and polypropylene. All of these materials are basically sprayed to create a web so the natural ingredients are mixed with the plastic to create a very difficult to repurpose wipe!

Consider a Reusable Wipe for your every day sanitizing!

3. It Can Take 4+ Minutes to Disinfect with Wipes

Ever read the fine print on your disinfecting wipes tub? No? I hadn't either before creating EcoSan. To make a long story short, in order to reach the 99.999% germ killing power of the leading Disinfectant Wipes brands, you'll have to wipe a surface down for 4 and a half minutes!

If that wipe ever goes dry, you'll have to get another one to finish the job! 

Our 80% Alcohol solution (or any other WHO recommended formula) sanitizes on contact!

We're hoping these facts are eye-opening to some of you, and you consider more eco-friendly alternatives! Our Reusable Wipe, EcoSan, can reduce plastic waste by 97% compared to leading brands!