Why we All Should be Switching to Reusable Wipes
An astonishing 11 billion wet wipes are used in the UK each year, causing an environmental catastrophe. From removing make-up, cleaning surfaces and looking after babies, the disposable industry has done well convincing us we need these single-use items. But with the majority containing non-biodegradable plastic and chemicals, it’s causing huge environmental issues.
⚠️ Wet wipes contain plastic (polyester) which is non-biodegradable. When it does break down, it shatters into smaller pieces that are being ingested by sea life.
💀 Disposable wipes are negatively changing our riverbeds. River-cleaning teams have found that the hundreds of thousands of wet wipes flushed down toilets in London have actually formed a new riverbed in the Thames!
🐟️ Most wet wipes are soaked in chemicals that are harmful to living creatures. These are entering and contaminating our waterways.
💦 90% of UK blocked sewage pipes are due to disposable wipes. Each year water companies spend £100 million dealing with 300,000 sewer blockages – money that is then added to the consumer’s bill.
🔥 Wipes that are discarded in the bins will often end up in landfill or get incinerated, contributing to carbon emissions.
By 2021, the global industry is set to be worth £16.5 billion. There’s no sign of single-use plastic wipes slowing down. This is crazy.
We don’t think this is acceptable. So we’ve got the perfect solution for you! By working with Sarah, we are stocking her gorgeous reusable wipes that are:
🌿 Plastic and packaging-free!
🌿 Handmade in the UK.
🌿 Crocheted using Fair Trade, Organic cotton.
🌿 Fully compostable.
🌿 Can be washed and reused over and over again.
🌿 Each round has its own unique pattern.
🌿 Super soft, they are suitable for sensitive skin, dry or oily skin and remain delicate around the eye area.
🌿 Completely organic, so they can also be used for babies.