Stop Selling Destructive “Flushable” Wipes

Sewage Plant Discharge

Target: Thomas J. Falk, CEO of the Kimberly Clark Foundation

Goal: Stop the production of “flushable” wipes that clog sewage systems.

Cottonelle “flushable” wipes are causing sanitary and environmental issues throughout the world because they don’t break down properly, resulting in clogged and overflowing sewage systems. Wipes are becoming a popular item to have in your bathroom for adults. Some people feel fresher using wipes, which is why flushable wipes are appealing. Cottonelle says on their website “Our Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology™, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.” This has not proven to be true for some customers.

These wipes do not decompose easily and have been causing the clogging of sewage systems. This problem can cause environmental damage to homes, apartment, streets and neighborhoods. Cottonelle needs to stop making flushable wipes. Flushable wipes don’t exist and by marketing them as such, numerous problems have resulted.

The eruption in sewage systems is very costly to clean up for both the government and homeowners. There have been several upset customers and dissatisfaction in places such as Florida and London. Cities in Florida are strictly discouraging consumers from flushing wipes due to sewer floods. Over a year ago in London, people suffered from not having properly working toilets due to this product.

By signing this petition, you are helping to eliminate the destruction of sewage systems globally. Cottonelle flushable wipes are causing pollution and unnecessary damage control.


Dear Thomas J. Falk,

Cottonelle flushable wipes are not what they seem. These wipes are not properly flushing and it’s causes a huge international problem. Your wipes have become extremely popular with adults. Some people feel more hygienic using them. Your website claims that these wipes could easily break down, but this is far from the truth.

The clogging of sewage systems in personal homes and buildings has been very hard to fix. Many customers are not satisfied with these wipes anymore after having to pay the consequences. One such incident occurred last year in London. The people of London had severe damage done to their toilets and couldn’t use them for a time. There are cities in Florida that are telling consumers to never dispense of wipes in the toilet because of all the problems it has caused.

The environmental damages to neighborhoods that your wipes have caused resulted in expenses for cities and homeowners. I’m urging you to please stop making wipes that have been detrimental to sewage systems throughout the world.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Bruce McAllister via Wikimedia Commons

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