Flushable vs biodegradable – what’s the difference?

Baby wipes. Love them or hate them, there’s no denying their convenience. Unfortunately, there’s no denying their impact on the environment either, which is why they’ve been highlighted as one of the leaders in plastic pollution recently.

But it’s not all bad news! Mum & You wipes are 100% biodegradable, and contain zero plastic, zero chemicals and are made from 98% water.

And now the news that the government could be banning all non-biodegradable wipes means there’s never been a better time to switch to M&Y.

So, what exactly does this mean?

Currently, some wipes claim to be flushable. This means that wipes will break down once disposed of, into smaller pieces, but they do not go away. This breakdown allows a surge of micro plastics to be released into rivers and oceans, which creates issues for marine life and pollutes natural environments worldwide.

In contrast, biodegradable wipes are designed to be thrown away with your usual household waste or composted. Within 4-6 weeks M&Y wipes completely biodegrade, (and there’s no risk to your plumbing!).

The other great thing about our wipes being biodegradable as opposed to flushable, is that their strength isn’t compromised. There’s no falling apart while you use them, and our extra long design means they go that bit further.

So why not try them out before the law changes? You can find our wipes here.

Oh, and here’s what else we’re doing:

  • Our nappy packaging is made from renewable sugarcane. We’ve also reduced the amount we use by removing unnecessary parts of the packing.
  • Our eco-nappies are made using a 100% biodegradable wood-pulp core. We also use less of this material than other brands, meaning we need to cut down fewer trees.
  • We only use wood pulp from sustainable forestry and we are PEFC certified.
  • For every new product we launch, we research ways to reduce the amount of plastic needed, and we are committed to working towards as many of our products being plastic-free as possible.

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