COTTON FIBERS ARE EXTREMELY ABSORBENT
They can absorb up to 27 times their weight. Their structure is unique. They are like small tubes formed of six concentric layers.
The empty space which remains inside of those tubes absorbs water and keeps it inside.
   
BIODEGRADABLE ISN’T EQUAL TO COMPOSTABLE

Biodegradable
means that something is capable of breaking into smaller and smaller pieces, until it is completely consumed by microorganisms. Everything biodegrades eventually, it is a matter of time. Cotton or viscose biodegrade in 1-5 months, while plastic bottles even up to 1000 years.

Compostable means that something break downs to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass at a rate similar to paper, or disintegrate into small, indistinguishable pieces within 90 days.

Compostable products turn into a nutrient-rich material and don’t leave any toxic residue.

​Cotton decomposes in 4 months, Viscose decomposes in 2 months (has shorter fibers than cotton) and PET didn't change structure during the whole experiment.

We checked it in our biodegradability lab!

 
NOT EVERY NONWOVEN IS COMPLETELY FLUSHABLE
Flushable products should break into small pieces quickly in water and dissolve after flushing them in the toilet. Flushable products should not be buoyant nor contain plastic or regenerated cellulose. Only materials which will readily degrade in a range of natural environments are allowed. Unfortunately, the majority of wipes on the market doesn’t biodegrade quickly enough to avoid clogging the pipes and sewer systems. All products which could be thrown into the toilet should be visibly marked as flushable or non-flushable.

EDANA and INDA, the two global associations of the nonwovens industries, issue the Guidance Document for Assessing Flushability of Nonwoven Disposable Products. They established a “Do Not Flush” symbol for products not meeting the Guidelines in order to prevent the disposal of products down the toilet which are unsuitable for this system.
 
ELECTROSTATIC PROPERTIES OF WIPES CAN CATCH DUST
Static electricity is often created when two objects that are not good electrical conductors are rubbed together, and electrons from one object rub off onto the other. This happens, for example, when combing one's hair or taking off a sweater. Specially made wipes can use their electrostatic properties to catch dust!
 
PACKAGING AND VISCOSE NONWOVEN WITH FSC AND PEFC CERTIFICATES PROTECT FORESTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Some people feel the best way to prevent deforestation is to stop using forest products. In reality, people use forest products every day.
FSC and PEFC ensures forests are responsibly managed, maintaining their ecological functions and integrity.
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