Yes to wipes
This week the press have reported the huge problem with facial and body wipes. The Sunday Times asked the question "Are cleansing sheets the plastic bags of the beauty world? They're quick and convenient, but take centuries to break down."
The cost to the environment is massive, those that are flushed down the loo can enter the food chain via the ocean, that is, the ones that don't end up clogging drains and sewage systems. Those that are thrown in the bin end up in landfill and as most of the wipes available on the high street are made of polyester they can take an estimated 500 years to decompose.
Most wipes are made up with a cocktail of nasties including, polyester, petroleum, parabens, SLS and phthalates. The Yes To range are made in an ethical way, are a 100% plant based which means they decompose and are free from parabens, petroleum, SLS and phthalates.