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War on plastic: the 100% biodegradable wet wipe

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Find out why more and more parents are turning to Aqua Wipes as their main choice of wet wipes.

If like thousands of other parents, you’ve watched BBC One’s recent War on Plastics documentary series and discovered the astonishing truth that 90 per cent of wet wipes actually contain plastic, it may have made you stop and think before reaching for your next pack.

From baby wipes and cleaning wipes, to screen wipes and makeup wipes, the vast majority are made using plastic based materials that will take over 100 years to biodegrade – during which time, they will have massively contributed to our increasing climate crisis

Aqua Wipes are 100 per cent plastic-free

This revelation came as a shock to many parents, especially those who felt they were clued up on recycling and plastic use – which is why many parents are now switching to Aqua Wipes.

Aqua Wipes are completely plastic-free and contain 99.6 per cent purified water with an organic Aloe Vera extract formulation. They are also 100 per cent biodegradable (though not flushable) as they are made from a sustainable material, which breaks down when disposed of correctly.


They are used by special care baby units, neonatal and maternity departments across the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and registered with the Vegan Society. Aqua Wipes offer parents an environmentally friendly alternative to normal wipes and are not only better for the environment, but they are also specifically created for a newborn baby’s delicate skin.

Parents looking for these award winning, eco-friendly and fully biodegradable wet wipes can now buy Aqua Wipes from Superdrug, Boots, Day Lewis and Lloyds, plus leading online retailer and Amazon.