People don’t really think about what happens during the process, until something happens – like a clogged toilet or an issue in a local wastewater system – and that’s when people think about what materials are not actually flushable.
In terms of wipes, not all of them are flushable. While it’s true that wastewater systems are experiencing backups and clogging issues, the flushable wipes category is being wrongly pinned as the culprit of these clogs. In fact, 90% of what has been discovered in sewer clogs has included items that are not designed to be flushable including baby wipes, paper towels and feminine hygiene products.
For those that enjoy adding that extra ‘cleanliness’ from flushable wipes, here’s some advice: look for the ‘flushable’ symbol or text that indicates that the wipes are indeed flushable. It is best to only flush one or two wipes at a time, and just be generally conscious of what you’re flushing down your toilet.
At Suominen, we have been working hard to ensure the best for our consumers. Suominen’s HYDRASPUN® Dispersible – developed in the late 1990’s - provided the consumer with a suitable replacement to non-flushable materials like paper towels and baby wipes which are commonly flushed by the consumer. It meets the consumer’s desire for improved personal cleaning while alleviating issues in the sewer /treatment systems due to the improper disposal of non-flushable materials. Suominen’s Hydraspun® Dispersible offering meets the exacting requirements set in the INDA/EDANA industry flushability guidelines.
The launch of HYDRASPUN® Dispersible Plus is the next-generation for flushable and dispersible nonwovens. Hydraspun® Dispersible Plus substrates break up over three times faster than standard Hydraspun® Dispersible and clearly pass the industry flushability assessment test protocol. It still has the strength required for convenient use, disperses reliably and is biodegradable in an aquatic environment.
See how Suominen's new HYDRASPUN® Dispersible Plus passes the industry standard for nonwoven flushability assessment: