Which is better: flushable wipes or toilet paper?

Which is better: flushable wipes or toilet paper?

In this blog, we compare biodegradable flushable wipes with standard toilet paper in the areas of cleansing, health, comfort, and sustainability to see which one comes out on top.

For most of us, our instinct will be to select moist toilet tissue as being superior when it comes to cleaning, health and comfort benefits. But where flushable wipes have historically fallen short is in their eco-friendliness.

But with the UK introduction of Nice N’ CLEAN Secureflush Flushable Wipes, that all changes.

Let’s compare then across cleansing, health, comfort, and sustainability to see which comes out on top! 

Cleansing Benefits

Let’s be honest. We don’t use dry paper to actually clean anything in our lives. For example if we want to wash dishes we use soap and water, or to clean our clothes we need water. So why is dry toilet paper the standard when it comes to wiping our bottom?

Experts agree that some sort of moisture whether it be a wet wipe or a bidet, after using the toilet is important for removing waste and bacteria.

Cleansing Winner: Biodegradable Flushable Wipes

Health Benefits

Both biodegradable flushable wipes and toilet paper remove bacteria and fecal waste from your nether regions. However, if we compare which one removes more, biodegradable flushable wipes are the clear winner. That’s because, as mentioned above, the moist cleansing formula helps remove more bacteria, dirt, and waste than dry toilet paper alone.

Health Winner: Biodegradable Flushable Wipes

Comfort Benefits

Not many will describe wiping their bottom as a comfortable experience!
So, let’s compare our two options:

Nice ‘N CLEAN Secureflush Flushable Wipes are made from soft plant-based fibres that provide a gentle wiping experience. Our wipes leave you feeling confidently clean and tingly fresh. With the addition of soothing aloe & gentle Vitamin E our wipes have been designed for maximum cleanliness and comfort.
Even the softest dry toilet paper cannot beat a more cloth-like material when it comes to providing a soothing experience.

Comfort Winner: Biodegradable Flushable Wipes

Environmental Benefits

This area tends to cause most concern and impacts the decision of whether to buy a moist toilet tissue or not.

Nice ‘N CLEAN Secureflush Flushable Wipes break up EVEN FASTER than normal toilet paper. In fact, they break apart in water 5 times faster than the leading toilet paper - removing flush anxiety and giving you the confidence to use and flush moist toilet tissue.

Plus our SecureFlush wipes are Fine to Flush accredited giving you the reassurance you can flush wipes down the toilet without fear of blocking your pipes or sewage systems.

Let's compare then to standard toilet paper. They are generally made of wood pulp from virgin trees with a mix of approximately 70% hardwood and 30% softwood. While it does start breaking apart in water upon contact and will eventually decompose, the process can take anywhere from a month to several years depending on the thickness of the toilet paper and its exposure to water when it’s flushed in the toilet.

Regardless, standard toilet paper takes longer to biodegrade than biodegradable flushable wipes, such Nice ‘N CLEAN Secureflush Flushable Wipes.

Environmental Winner: Biodegradable Flushable Wipes

Did you scroll straight to the end for the summary?
In that case here’s a handy chart to help you decide

Benefits of biodegradable wet wipes

You Don’t Have to Choose!

While biodegradable flushable wipes are the clear winner when it comes to cleansing, health, comfort, and sustainability, you don’t necessarily have to choose.

Moist toilet tissue and dry toilet paper can be a nice complement to one another as part of your daily bathroom hygiene routine.

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