Flush? Or Don't Flush?
Kimberly-Clark makes a number of cleansing cloths under the
Cottonelle®, Scott Naturals® and Pull-Ups® Big Kid brands that are
safe to be flushed. These innovative products are engineered to
rapidly lose strength as soon as they are flushed and move through
properly maintained plumbing, sewage or septic systems.
However, we also make baby wipe products
under the Huggies® brand that are not flushable.
Please read the label on all wipe
products and use as directed.
We stand behind the claims of our flushable wipes for a variety
- Kimberly-Clark's flushable products meet or exceed widely
accepted industry guidelines for flushability and the Federal Trade
Commission's standards on flushability.
- Our flushable cleansing cloths use a patented dispersible
technology that allows them to be strong in the package and durable
for wiping, but to break up after flushing to clear properly
maintained toilets, drain-lines, sewers, pumps, and septic and
municipal treatment systems.
Further, in the most recent and largest sewer collection study,
conducted in New York City in 2016, not a single Kimberly-Clark
flushable wipe was found. Most of the materials collected in the
NYC study were not designed to be flushed or labeled as
"flushable," but are instead non-flushable materials (including
baby wipes, household cleaning wipes, make-up removal wipes,
feminine hygiene products, and restroom paper towels) known to
burden wastewater infrastructure.
Kimberly-Clark is committed to helping consumers understand what
is - and is not - safe to flush, and will continue to work closely
with industry groups to ensure that accurate information is
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