Paper towels and facial tissues are not designed to break down after
flushing. Baby and house-hold cleaning wipes are not designed to
lose strength after being flushed. Feminine hygiene products are too bulky
to pass through pipes. These items, along with things like grease and
miscellaneous objects (floss, condoms, etc.), account for approximately
90% of items found on sewage pump station inlet screens†.
†INDA/Maine Waste Water Control Association/Water Environment
Federation/Portland Water District Collection Study at Westbrook Pumping
Station, Maine. Average of three collection times: Sept. 20-22, 2011;
Jan. 10, 2012.
At Cottonelle®, we know that flushability is important, and continuously
improving our products is, too. We've always had the most dispersible,
best performing flushable wipes. Our new product improvement sets the bar
even higher. Now, only Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths give you a
confident clean and have SafeFlush Technology™, so they start to break
down immediately after flushing.
The flushability of Kimberly-Clark products is tested in accordance with
trade association guidelines. These guideline tests demonstrate that when
used as directed, our wipes clear properly maintained toilets, drain lines,
sewers and pumps, and are compatible with on-site septic and municipal
treatment plants. Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths are flushable
due to patented technology that allows them to lose strength and break
down when moving through the system after flushing. Watch our video, above,
to learn more about the tests that Cottonelle®
Flushable Cleansing Cloths go through to ensure their flushability.