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HYBA Follows FANNY CLEAN into the World of Wet Wipe Alternatives November 18, 2017 13:10

Hyba has joined Etiquette in offering modern-minded consumers a wet wipe alternative that pleasantly reminds us of Etiquette's original toilet paper moistener dispenser that was also attached to the wall adjacent to one's toilet paper roll. ;-)

hyba spritz wet wipe alternativeOf course, we favor our Fanny Clean organic-based toilet paper moistener spritz, but we applaud Quilted Northern for having the necessary forward thinking mindset to join the moist toilet paper movement as a superior way to wipe one's fanny after a trip to the bathroom. Plain ol' dry toilet paper and so-called "flushable wipes" are soooooo yesterday. 

While bathroom baby wipes have become quite common among adults over the past 20 years, most people know these wipes are not without their shortcomings.

First off, in many - if not most - cases "flushable" bathroom wipes do not break apart soon enough after being flushed down the toilet...that is, if they even break down at all. This has resulted in various environmental issues along with costly homeowner and wastewater treatment facility problems. Oh, and by the way, you do know YOU pay for the repairs of the wastewater treatment plant damage through your tax bill. :-(

These flushable wipe problems have resulted in several class-action lawsuits, and, as we write this,  a proposed law in Washington, D.C.  demands that flushable wipes sold within the city actually break apart to prevent the costs to taxpayers for managing the burden these products have placed on the city's wastewater system.  Naturally, this law is being challenged by the big wet wipe manufacturers. We'll see what happens...

etiquette fanny clean google plus pageEtiquette's Google + Page is a great resource for articles discussing these and other problems with so-called flushable wipes.

Anyhoo, back to the Hyba....it uses Quilted Northern toilet paper that has apparently been modified in some way so the toilet paper moistener solution does not cause the paper to break apart (more about that below, this may be a problem?).

The Hyba uses a touchless sprayer to dispense the toilet paper moistener solution. Here at Etiquette, we introduced our foray into this space with our toilet paper moistener dispenser in 2015.

Our dispenser was also conveniently attached to the wall in the vicinity of the toilet paper roll. Unfortunately, we had to discontinue our dispenser due to supply chain problems and other technical issues, but who knows maybe some day it may make a comeback? 

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Original Etiquette Toilet Paper Moistener Dispenser, circa 2015

In our development of Etiquette's toilet paper spritz and spray dispenser product, we investigated using a touchless sprayer applicator, but ran into difficulty obtaining one that was aesthetically pleasing and appropriate for the task. Hopefully Georgia-Pacific, the company that owns the Quilted Northern brand, has figured it out; although we think the design of the device could be improved from an aesthetic perspective. What do you think?

Let us know what you believe a dispenser of this sort should look like. Who knows, maybe we'll have to create it...

We applaud Goergia-Pacific for using their "deep pockets" in their effort to change the wiping habits of Americans for the better. Toward this end, the company has recently begun running ads to entice people to use the Hyba instead of plain ol' dry toilet paper.

And, as is usually the case regarding ads that involve the wiping of one's tush, they are comical, if not downright bizarre. 

For example, the Hyba website has a video in which a hand wearing an astronaut-looking glove comes up out of a glowing toilet to show the Hyba to the man standing in his bathroom wondering what the heck is going on.

Georgia-Pacific and Quilted Northern have their work cut out for them. We understand the challenge in helping people to make a change in their bathroom habits.

It does not create "wet toilet paper"

The growing popularity of bathroom wet wipes have helped pave the way for this, but many people seem to have a pre-existing aversion to applying moisture to toilet paper.

It may be because wet toilet paper is pretty gross, but there is a difference between applying a toilet paper moistener spray or "spritz" in which you can personally control the amount of moisture being applied and actually applying running water to toilet paper creating wet toilet paper.

Actually, we believe one of the drawbacks of conventional wet wipes that clog pipes is that there is no ability to adjust the amount of wetness of the wet wipe and one is often forced to use a wipe that is just too darn wet.

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There is a video contrasting old-fashioned toilet paper to advanced electric razors and facial-cleansing tech, using the tagline "Spray hello to the future."

Another video shows a creepy plumber plunging a toilet while asking an embarrassed woman on a date, with the tagline "Better than wipes for your pipes."

If you are reading this, you are probably familiar with the legal and other problems the flushable wipes industry is facing.

In federal court in New York, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Costco have been wrangling with class-action plaintiffs for years over a lawsuit claiming their Cottonelle, Charmin and Kirkland flushable wipes are not really "flushable" and have clogged piped leading to costly repairs.

And, despite Hyba's good intentions, at least one flushable wipe watchdog isn't so sure it's all its cracked up to be. Rob Villee, also known as "The Lord of the Wipes" for his extensive testing of flushable wipes and industry conference appearances, is pushing back against Hyba's claims. Mr. Villee is the executive director of the Plainfield Area Regional Sewage Authority in New Jersey. He found Hyba's three-ply toilet paper doesn't break down much faster in water than the most "dispersible" wipes already on the market.

Nevertheless, here at Etiquette, we wish Georgia-Pacific's Hyba venture success. Having been pioneers of this "toilet paper moistener wall unit dispensing approach to bathroom hygiene" we hope they can overcome some of the challenges faced in educating people and helping people to understand that, as the Hyba video puts it, it's time to stop wiping "like it's 1954."

The Hyba system itself is $39.99 - you can see it here --->https://www.amazon.com/Hyba-Personal-Cleansing-System-Alternative/dp/B06XK2SBQG


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER FLUSHING THE TOILET IN NEW YORK? November 12, 2017 15:29

People go about their business without even thinking about what happens after flushing the toilet in New York despite all the work and machinery that is going on behind the scenes to manage the 24/7 production of human excrement.

When you think about it, it is truly incredible how a city like New York manages all the toilet waste produced by its citizens and visitors.

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This post will help you understand what happens after you flush the toilet in New York. It is based on an interview with the deputy commissioner for the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), who oversees the treatment of more than a billion gallons of wastewater per day.

The interview was originally posted on cityandstateny.com.

Did you know that:

  • The methane gas produced from treating human toilet waste along with some added food waste is used as a source of energy? Yup, the gas is actually put into pipelines going out to people's homes and used for cooking dinner.
  • There was a recent wastewater spill into the Niagra River that was apparently due to ongoing problems with aging waste treatment infrastructure?
  • The biggest challenge in treating wastewater? Hint: it's a challenge that Fanny Clean takes care of very nicely 😊
  • There are workers who have to get inside the pumping machines to retrieve wipes and other stuff people flush down the toilet or else sewage would back up into people's homes and/or overflow into sources of clean water?
  • New York City has 14 treatment plants with each borough having at least one wastewater treatment plant treating a total of about 1.3 billion gallons a day of wastewater on a typical day?
  • If you lose a wedding ring down the drain, it’ll probably end up in the grit chamber?

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So, what happens after you flush the toilet in New York?

Here's the interview:

C&S: As deputy commissioner (DC) for the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, what are your daily job duties?

DC: Considering that we’re a 24/7 operation where we cannot stop what we do – which is treating all the wastewater from the millions and millions of people who live, work and play in New York City – it’s about making sure our operations are running smoothly, making sure they have the resources to get their work done, planning for near-term capital investments and long-term capital investments.

Maintaining staff morale, visions for the future, setting goals for ourselves, creating a level of morale and pride in the work we do, applying strategy to our internal operations as well as going external to advocate for our needs in the context of the city and stakeholders.


C&S: Describe the partnership between the DEP and National Grid.

DC: Every treatment plant takes in all the wastewater comes through us, and we essentially make the water clean and take the solids – which are organic solids – and put it in what are called digesters.

In those digesters, we use anaerobic bacteria to break down that waste and we create methane gas, (carbon dioxide) and water.

The methane gas is a very important energy resource that we try to utilize at each of our treatment plants.

At Newtown Creek, we actually have excess digester capacity, meaning for all the solids we put in the digesters from our process, we don’t use 100 percent of the space that we have in there.

So, National Grid and Waste Management work with us to create a food waste to digesters program, where Waste Management collects food waste and they create a slurry and that goes directly into our digesters. With that we’re creating more gas, about 10 percent more than we would otherwise.

So, considering that we don’t necessarily use all our gas and we’re getting this extra gas, National Grid came along. We created a program where they’re going to build a scrubber, which is basically a method to clean the gas and strip out the water and other impurities from the gas.

Then they’re going to put that gas directly into their regional pipeline, which then will be going to people’s homes so they can cook their dinner, and then use their toilets, and then put the waste in our system.

Then we’ll create more gas from that and then it’s a full circle.


C&S: The state is investigating a recent spill of wastewater into the Niagara River. How do you prevent a similar crisis from occurring in New York City?

DC: I have 1,800 people in this bureau, and every single day they are putting out fires that could potentially cause a problem.

We’ve got a lot of aging infrastructure, some of which is really challenged to keep operating.

So, we avoid that by dealing with things that need to be adjusted or replaced or (have an) emergency contract to fix in the short term, but in the long term we avoid that by making the right kind of investments in our utilities so that we replace this aging infrastructure before anything bad happens.

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C&S: What is a challenge that you face in treating wastewater?

DC: The problem we have is people do flush a lot of things that shouldn’t be in the toilet.

Even if it says “flushable” on the box, if it's not toilet paper, it should not be flushed.

So what happens is all those baby wipes, and facial wipes, and Clorox bleach wipes and whatever makeup stuff that people flush – tampons, condoms, everything – it comes to the plant. We have to screen out that debris before we put it into the treatment plant.

We do our best to screen it out, and we spend over $7 million a year hauling off just stuff that gets stuck in our screen.

Even with the screens, a lot of (those) rags, and baby wipes, and facial stuff gets through the screens and ends up clogging pipes. When it clogs pipes it’s really bad, but you got raw sewage that can’t flow and you have to have people in there getting inside the pumping mechanism to retrieve the wipes and all the garbage people throw in there.

If I didn’t have the staff or the expertise or the people that stay on top of it, we’d be backing up sewage into people’s homes all the time or overflowing sewage into the receiving waters so it’s something that we constantly have to put up with.

I think we need to develop a stronger partnership just with everyday people so they know what not to put in their toilet. The more people understand that, the less they have to pay for it on our end, and the less risk that we have to put our utility under.


C&S: What is the daily capacity for New York City’s wastewater treatment plants?

DC: New York City has 14 treatment plants. Every borough has at least one.

We treat about 1.3 billion gallons a day of wastewater, and that’s on a dry day. Because a lot of our systems are combined, meaning they also take stormwater from the streets, that flow can easily be over 3 billion gallons in a given day.


C&S: What is the process for wastewater treatment?

DC: It comes to the treatment plant, it’s wastewater, which is obviously the organic loading coming from people.

The first stop is to take out the rags and the wipes and all that stuff, and that’s the big screens that screen that out.

Then it goes to a grit chamber usually, so stuff that will make it through the screen like small rocks or debris. If you lose a wedding ring, it’ll probably end up in the grit chamber.

Then it goes into these very large, long sedimentation basins, which is just a long channel where it’ll take the solids and it’ll fall out of the top, and the grease will float at the top. So we take out the floaters and the sinkers, and that goes to solids handling. This water that’s got very high organics in it, and then that goes through a biological process that is aerated.

What we do is we use biology. We set up conditions to bring a biological community to these treatment plants that actually consume the organic matter. If you think about it this way, if a bear poops in the woods, their poop will eventually become soil because all this bacteria that lives in the environment will degrade that waste.

So we’re taking something that takes weeks in the natural environment, and make it happen within a few hours within the treatment plant.

Then we have the final settling tank where we settle the biological flock out, and then the water is very clean at that point. It gets disinfected just using a household bleach type, and then the clean water is discharged into the receiving water.

But that whole thing about the biology and the solids that we pull off – we take a small portion of the active biological community, it’s called sludge, and we put that into the digesters. We’ve still got a lot of organics in there that breaks down in an anaerobic environment and that’s where we create the methane gas.

So we’re really a resource recovery utility. We’re taking waste and making clean water. We’re making usable biogas. We can take that biogas to heat. We can take that biogas to create electricity. We also produce the biosolids, which is the final product that is safe out of those digesters, so that’s another component that can be used for a beneficial use.


Should you use the Squatty Potty Bidet? July 16, 2017 11:58

Should you use the Squatty Potty Bidet or another bathroom wet wipe alternative such as so-called the "flushable" wipes that are often not so flushable despite what wet wipe marketers tell you to sell you?

First off, just say no to "wipes," we have posted extensively about the lawsuits and false-claims regarding the "flushability" of bathroom wet wipes here at the www.PoliteIsSexy.com blog as well as at our Google + Page.

Nevertheless, we know readers of this post appreciate good bathroom personal care and know the use of wet wipes has become increasingly common in recent years for cleaning one's tush after using the bathroom.

This is not all that surprising, when you get your hands dirty you would not just wipe them with a dry paper towel. You would wet or at least moisten the paper towel to better wipe your hand clean, right?

What took the U.S. so long to use moisture when wiping their fannies? Kinda weird when you think about it. In addition to clogging pipes, wastewater treatment plants and wreaking havoc on the environment, wet wipes also have ingredients that are not all that favorable for your tush.

Oh, and in case you do not know, we have posted about the proper way to wipe one's bottom 😊 


Squatty Potty Bidet Wet Wipe Alternative

Some people believe using a bidet is a good "flushable" wipe alternative. While bidets have been used in Europe, for like, forever, most Americans do not find spraying their anus with water to be an appealing alternative to a bathroom wet wipe.

The Squatty Potty Bidet also uses a spray of water to clean remaining feces from your fanny.

Let me ask you a question, who wants to clean their butt like they wash their car?

And for heavens sake, do not regularly use soap and water while washing with a bidet. Soap can be harsh on the sensitive skin of your fanny.

So what is one to do? As alluded to above, the "flushable wipe" has its problems in that many of these products really are not flushable - Just because something goes down the drain when you flush, does not mean it is "flushable" since it does not break apart quickly enough after it is flushed to make it safe for sewers, septic systems, wastewater treatment facilities and the environment.


Consumer Reports performed a test on wet wipes showing how they do not break apart like toilet paper:

 


Fanny Clean Toilet Paper Moistener is a great alternative to bathroom wet wipes and to using the Squatty Potty Bidet. 😊


Use Fanny Clean and you can use your toilet paper like you are accustomed, and by applying an effective toilet paper moistener, you have a moist wipe for that fresh, confident clean you know and love.

Not to mention the improved "skin care down there" provided by Fanny Clean's organic-based formula.


For those of you who are not convinced, you can see the Squatty Potty Bidet. It is called "Refresh-It" and it may be purchased on Amazon.

For those of you who are ready for a personal wet wipe alternative that does not involve spraying your butt off with water, and is portable, go ahead and purchase Fanny Clean.
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UFC Fighter Poops During Match | Fanny Clean July 9, 2017 19:31

After UFC fighter poops during a match, Dude Wipes forgets she's not a dude.

We are sure many readers saw the article by Adam K. Raymond, June 30, 2017 entitled:

"UFC Fighter who pooped in octagon now seriously considering butt wipes sponsorship."

If you have not seen it, before we make a few comments, go ahead and read it below:

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Justine Kish should have shit her pants a long time ago. 

Last weekend, the UFC strawweight went viral after she let loose on the mat during a losing match with Felice Herrig. At the time, we predicted it would be the greatest thing to ever happen to her career. Looks like we were on to something.

The latest evidence is a sponsorship offer from butt wipe manufacturer Dude Wipes.

Kish went on on iHeart radio’s “Domenick Nati Show" this week and revealed that she's gotten a ton of attention for crapping herself, including interest from some adult wipe companies. She said she's thinking about signing on endorse the product.

“I’m actually considering it because we could have some fun with it and maybe make the product less embarrassing and more funny,” Kish said. 

Dude Wipes actually sponsored fighters in the past by plastering its name on their asses. Apparently the UFC won't allow that any more, but the brand is still interested in getting involved with Kish.

“We think Justine had an awesome attitude about the situation and are discussing a fun way to work together to make light of it. Dude Wipes weren't the only ones impressed with Kish's light-hearted response to what was surely a mortifying moment. As she said this week, she got a call from Dana White after the fight.

His message? "You fought like hell out there and I love how you owned up to it," Kish told MMAWeekly.com. Not a bad pat on the back for someone who suffered a shitty loss.

Good for Justine, she's a winner as far as we're concerned. A competitive female who, we suspect, is one heck of a badass. Nevertheless, she is a woman, not a dude.

She was very good natured about the whole incident and I'm sure Dude Wipes approaching her for a sponsorship was taken in stride and in good humor, but why would she use Dude Wipes? Justine is not a dude.

Not to mention the potential pipe-clogging and environmental problems with bathroom wet wipes, including Dude Wipes.

Fanny Clean is THE 100% flushable butt wipe product for Justine, not only for great hygiene but also for better skin care "down there." 

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Congress Should Not Overturn D.C. ‘Flushable’ Law July 8, 2017 12:54

A recent editorial, dated July 5, 2017 by the Current News staff writer entitled, "Congress Shouldn't Wipe Out D.C. ‘Flushable’ Law" addresses the power of the bathroom wet wipe lobby.  We here at Etiquette agree with this writer's perspective and we have added some additional editorial content of our own (in bold italics below).

In addition, we published a post enttiled, "False Marketing And Washington DC Wet Wipe Sewer Problems" earlier this year.

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It’s bad enough when a member of Congress tries to meddle in the District’s local governance to advance an ideological agenda.

Now, we face the prospect of an even more dispiriting form of congressional interference. This time, Congress would be responding to direct pressure from an industry dominated by multinational corporations. At issue: the marketing claims of wet wipes.

This form of "congressional interference" is not new, corporations have allocated portions of their hefty budgets to lobby members of congress to push their agenda for, like, forever. The wet wipe lobby is well-funded and therefore, quite "persuasive;" They are well armed in their effort to overturn the D.C. flushable law.

Last year, the D.C. Council passed a law that explicitly defines “flushable” products as dissolving in water, and banning noncompliant wipes from using the term. The D.C. Water and Sewer Authority blames these wipes for clogging pipes and filtration equipment, even though the flushable label gives confidence even to conscientious residents that they’re doing no harm.

Makes sense to us. Just because an item goes down the drain when the toilet is flushed does not mean it is "flushable." Everyone knows what the term "flushable" implies. Why should a product be able to use the word "flushable" when the product results in harm because it does not break apart after it goes down the drain? This question is at the heart of the D.C. flushable law.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry argues that concerns are overstated and their products cause little harm, but we’re more inclined to trust DC Water on that point. We also read with amusement that Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh dispatched an industry lobbyist last year by leaving a “flushable” wipe to soak in water overnight — and seeing no deterioration. “He even poked it around with his pen,” she told The Washington Post. “I never heard from him again.”

Love it! Good for you, Mary Cheh.

Meanwhile, other critics worry that companies will simply stop selling their wipes in D.C. rather than creating special packaging without “flushable” promises. Still others say that government should stay out of the bathroom. But the alternative doesn’t seem appropriate: allowing companies to market their products as safe to flush if the claim is untrue. The law does not target users of the wipes, just the companies that sell them.

Of course government should "stay out of the bathroom." While this verbiage makes for a good slogan, to make such an argument in opposition to the D.C. flushable law is ridiculous. The government is not "in the bathroom." The government is following through on a fiduciary responsibilty to taxpayers who have to foot the bill for repairs to the wastewater treatment plant machinery and any environmental clean up from the damage caused by so-called "flushable wipes." As an illustrative example, consider if you have a septic system, and you want to flush wet wipes down your toilet. The government will not prevent you from doing so as long as you are footing the bill for any repairs to your septic system.

We recognize that the toilet-based topic of this dispute is almost comical, tailor-made for pithy punchlines. But the fact that Congress might bow to Kimberly-Clark and other industry giants to block the D.C. government from enacting local laws is no laughing matter. It’s an ugly example of an even more disgusting trend.

Congress is empowered to directly invalidate D.C. laws in various ways due to the District’s unique status, and members have repeatedly done so. But there is no basis for interfering with this local law — or any other that doesn’t affect the District’s ability to serve as the seat of government.

We hope that Congress rejects calls to meddle with the D.C. wipes law — or, at the very least, establishes nationwide rules rather than singling out the District. Furthermore, we hope that the ongoing efforts for D.C. statehood will someday put the District on equal footing with the 50 states, so our local laws won’t be uniquely controlled by out-of-state lawmakers.

We agree...If congress takes any action against the D.C. flushable law, it should be to use D.C.'s bold move as a catalyst to create nationwide regulations regarding the marketing of "flushable" products.

But why wait, when you can use Fanny Clean now! It is an effective, natural wet wipe alternative that is 100% flushable. Buy now and see for yourself. ;-)

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Flushable Wipes Clogging Pipes | Detroit June 3, 2017 18:56

As most readers know, many towns and cities across the U.S. - and world for that matter - have a wet wipe problem on their hands; The same goes for Detroit where flushable wipes clogging pipes and pumps at wastewater treatment facilities are costing both taxpayers and the environment.

Using a wet wipe for best hygiene after a trip to the bathroom is understandable. We all want that fresh, confident clean, but the truth is, many wipes that are marketed as "flushable" do not break apart after being flushed.

When this occurs, you get flushable wipes clogging pipes and the Detroit area is no exception.

In Detroit, there are flushable wipes clogging pipes from "ragging."  

Ragging occurs when the screens and pumps that are part of the equipment involved in wastewater and sewage processing become clogged-up with so-called flushable wipes that are not breaking apart like their manufacturers claim.

Just because an item can be physically flushed away and out of sight, does not mean that it is "flushable," right?

Flushed items also need to be biodegradable in a fairly short period of time. In other words, they need to break apart after being flushed - like toilet paper does - or else you get "flushable" wipes clogging pipes.

Flushable Wipes Clogging Pipes in Detroit

In the Detroit area city of Fraser, Michigan, a sinkhole developed in December 2016 resulting in the collapse of a sewer line.  As a result a temporary sewer-bypass needed to be created and sewage had to be pumped up 60 feet and then pumped back down into the underground sewer line to make its way to the sewage treatment plant.

It has been reported that this sewer line collapse condemned three houses and prompted officials to urge more than 500,000 residents and tens of thousands of businesses to curb water use for months.

The ragging of wipes - that should NOT have been flushed down the toilet in the first place - caused a serious burden to the sewer-bypass such that pumps became burned out.

In order to prevent ongoing equipment damage, the screens had to be cleared of wipes and other debris every one to two hours instead of about every 18 hours on a non-rainy day.

In the case of the Fraser sewer-bypass, officials discussed whether they should install a cutter on the pump to try to prevent ragging costing taxpayers an additional $5-million for the repair project, from $70-million to $75-million.

Because ragging has become so serious, the Detroit Public Works Commissioner is planning a public education effort on the issue with public service announcements, direct discussions with municipalities and a flyer included in water and sewer bills.

The metro Detroit Public Works Commissioner, along with wastewater officials across the world, are urging people to only flush toilet paper, pee and poo, nothing else.

However, we believe a big part of the problem of flushable wipes clogging pipes in Detroit, and elsewhere, is that public works and wastewater treatment officials Do Not Offer a Viable Wet Wipe Alternative to People Who Use Bathroom Wet Wipes!

For example, the Detroit Public Works Commissioner was quoted as saying, "People have to understand the impact of this...If they can just throw it in the trash and not down the toilet."

Say what? She is asking people to keep the equivalent of a diaper pail in their bathrooms?

How many people are inclined to follow this advice?  

Do you believe the Commissioner has a waste basket of used wet wipes next to her toilet?

To make matters worse, in the same article cited above, the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, Jim Nash agreed.

Does Mr. Nash have a trash can full of used wet wipes near his toilet?

Maybe Mr. Nash just uses plain ol' dry TP and foregoes the improved hygiene of a moist or wet wipe after Number 2?

Detroit Flushable Wipes Clogging Pipes - Videos

Public education videos have become an increasingly common means of informing the public about this issue.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department made a short video in 2014 discussing the flushable wipes problem and the damage these products can cause.  

Unfortunately, the video does not offer an alternative to baby wipes for adults and advises users of these products to throw them in the trash can...Seriously?

Last year, Oakland County officials also made a more entertaing, two-minute public service announcement to educate people about not flushing wipes and other items down the toilet.

The Oakland County video is more entertaining, and it mentions "bathroom wipes" but does not offer an alternative to people who are wiping with flushing wipes after using the toilet...just the same old "Throw it in the garbage."

MSNBC has even put out a highly produced and informative 5 minute video discussing the problem of "flushable" wipes clogging pipes in New York City, but alas, once again, no wet wipe alternative.  :-(   We have also posted on the problems caused by wet wipes for adults in New York City.

Flushable Cipes Clogging Pipes Anonymously

In the anonymous and private environment of a bathroom, who is going to know if wipes are being flushed?  

In this case, wet wipes are out of sight, out of mind.  It is not like throwing garbage out a car window for the world to see.

Actually, it is hard to believe some of the items that have been flushed down the toilet because no one knows where it came from or who did it.

People need to understand AND CARE ABOUT what can occur when items other than TP, poo and pee are flushed.

We believe PEOPLE NEED A WET WIPE ALTERNATIVE!

Etiquette's *Fanny Clean* is an organic-based wet wipe alternative at the ready for great hygiene and skin care "down there."

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