“ Brand: Co-op / Type: Wipes / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
Co-operative flushable antibacterial bathroom and toilet wipes look great on the shop shelf but aren't that amazing when put into practice.
The wipes cost me just over £2 for a pack of 40 on average but were BOGOF. My preferred brand is Flash wipes but they were unavailable at a good price in my small local Co-op.
The packaging is simple, mostly blue and has the Co-op brand name on it. They stand out in the isle of household cleaning products because the selection is so limited in the convenience stores. Depicting a picture of a bathroom across the front of the packaging, these wipes are flushable, quick and hygienic and kill toilet bacteria. This information is on the front.
Cautions and warnings are on the back of the packaging along with all the information such as ingredients, chemicals etc etc and usage. Whilst searching these wipes online I found that the Co-op links a website which specifically goes into the details of chemicals which are contained in their products.
The wipes themselves are the size of a standard piece of kitchen roll. They are moist and stretchy with no real scent of any note, except a subtle clean fragrance. They come out of the packaging from a resealable section and whereas Flash wipes tend to come out in two's with the option to separate the two wipes, these are 1 large wipes with no means of making the smaller.
They are relatively thin in texture and when in use they break. I found tend to use bathroom wipes instead of a sponge and do the whole bathroom. I first used one of these on the sink and was merely wiping around it. Once I got to wiping the basin area I found that the wipe bunched up and there were holes where my fingers were applying pressure. All in all it looked like a soggy wet tissue.
I understand that these are flushable and therefore needs to disintegrate, however this isn't helpful when wiping down surfaces. I doubled up the wipes when cleaning around the toilet and this meant no holes, but also less value for money.
I don't flush anything like this down the toilet as I worry that they do harm the sewerage systems, whatever they claim. You also can only flush 1 wipe at a time, which isn't a very effective use of water. I prefer to just bin them as I go.
I used 10 of these to clean my small bathroom, so I have 70 left. I won't be buying anymore once they run out and will revert back to the Flash wipes which are much more effective.