You may have heard recently that an Australian company was ordered to pay a hefty fine over so called ‘flushable’ wipes.
According to the ABC, the Federal Court ordered Pental to pay $700, 000 for misleading its customers into thinking its toilet and bathroom cleaning wipes could be flushed down the toilet.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the company’s packaging and promotions for its White King wipes claimed that they were made from specially designed material that would disintegrate like toilet paper….boasting that users could "simply wipe over the hard surface of the toilet … and just flush away".
In December 2016, the ACCC began proceedings in the Federal Court following a complaint by consumer advocate group Choice.
The ABC reports that Pental cooperated with the ACCC by admitting these claims were wrong.
According to Sydney Water, more than 500 tonnes of wet wipes are removed from the its network each year, costing millions of dollars to clean up.
Spokesperson Jackson Vernon telling the ABC how important it is to remember the three Ps when incomes to what goes down the toilet - pee, poo and [toilet] paper!
Prevention is always better than cure and it’s wise to use common sense and not believe everything we read when it comes to what can and can’t be flushed away.
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