Are You Using Plastic Free Wipes?
They look like paper but they act like plastic: Studies show that as many as 50% of wet wipes contain plastic. That’s why I’m thrilled to have discovered organic and plastic free wipes from Natracare, which sponsored this post and makes plastic free wipes for baby care, makeup removal, and more.
I’m a Natracare fan from way back — I first wrote about the company in 2015 — but this is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to work together. Natracare is women-owned and a longtime supporter of amazing organizations like Women’s Voices for the Earth. They’ve been hugely instrumental in passing landmark protective legislation like California’s recently passed SB 312, which will force companies to disclose the toxic secret ingredients that can currently be hidden as “trade secrets” under the umbrella term “fragrance.” Wondering why I’m always going on about new laws in California? In addition to the fact that I live here, it’s now the fifth largest global economy — laws that pass in California affect the way manufacturers do business around the world.
Not that Natracare has anything to worry about: The company has been manufacturing certified organic tampons, pads, liners, and wipes since 1989 — always free of plastic, toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances — and they are truly committed to women’s health.
Yes, reusable options like cloth pads or washcloths are a great option, too, but for many — especially parents of young children and people with disabilities — disposable wipes are essential. Natracare’s plastic free wipes are made from 100% organic cotton and designed to break down in landfills, without turning into microplastics.
Also, these plastic free wipes are clearly labeled as not flushable, which is important, because flushing wipes can clog sewage systems, which is why California tried to ban “flushable” labeling this year. However, Natracare’s Safe to Flush Moist Tissues (made from paper) are flushable, and even “certified flushable” by Water UK.
(Why this is so important? Take a minute and google “fatbergs” — yes, really.)
So tell me: Are you using plastic free wipes? Because if not, you really should.