There was an article in the New York Times back in March that talked about a common household product and the havoc its wreaking on New York City’s sewer system—the wet wipe. These wipes are touted for use for just about any cleaning and hygiene need you can think of. Moms are no stranger to carrying wipes in a diaper bag, purse, car … everywhere! Their uses go beyond moms and reach into homes as many well-known cleaning products now come in “convenient and easy-to-use” wipe versions.
The problem? These chemical-laced wipes are practically indestructible, sitting in our sewer systems and landfills for years. The NYT article specifically talks about the money the city is spending to cleaning out their sewer systems as a result of these wipes clogging pipes. It’s a mess. It also brings to light the issue of sustainable, green living—or the lack-thereof. It’s clear these wipes do more to harm the environment than help it—not to mention what the chemicals in these products are doing to our bodies. If you haven’t done so, I encourage you to do a simple google search of harmful ingredients in wet wipes; you’ll be amazed what you’ll find.
Norwex EnviroCloths are great solutions to the wet wipe problem. These cloths are reusable—keeping our sewers and landfills clearer—and contain our BacLock technology. Norwex microfiber has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following proper care and use instructions.
Recently, I introduced the new Travel EnviroCloths along with the Reusable Wet Wipe Bag. These products make it simple to eliminate the need for the chemical-laced wet wipes that are harming our environment and bodies.