Over 25,000,000 kg of plastic wipes are used in Australia each year (that’s more than 31 times the weight of plastic straws). Adding to this statistic, more than 96% of wet wipes in Australia are imported and based on the fact wet wipes consist of 80% water, we’re shipping tonnes and tonnes of water into Australia each year! The greenhouse carbon emissions created each year by shipping water in wet wipes to Australia is >9,000,000 kg. That is a SHIP LOAD of plastic waste and carbon from imported wet wipes!
Something had to change – with more than 20 million individual wet wipes used each day in Australia adding to plastic landfill and microplastic toxins, we realised now is the time…the time for a locally made plastic free product that won’t impact the environment.