In response to recent reports in the news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37772399), pupils designed and conducted their own fair experiment to test where or not “flushable” wipes really are suitable for flushing. According to the voluntary code that guides manufacturers, wipes should break down in the water system within 3 hours, but the sooner the better, so as not to block pipes and sewage systems.
After 3 hours, we found that only the toilet paper had broken down:
After 1 WEEK, the only “flushable” wipe to break down to any degree was Andrex, the rest were ripped in places but almost whole.
Lucy(P7) reports: “After 3 hours only the toilet paper broke down but after a week Andrex broke down too.”
Maya (P4) reports “Out of the wipes the Andrex was the best and the least best was the Kirkland Signature.”
Ellen (P5) reports: “I learned to not flush wipes down the toilet even if they say “flushable” on them”.