The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has completed an investigation into Aldi’s flushable wipes, concluding no further action will be taken after the supermarket removed them from sale.

In July 2017, the ACCC raised concerns with ALDI regarding its promotion of certain flushable wipes products.  The product claims that the wipes were ‘flushable’ and able to ‘disintegrate in the sewage system’.

ALDI responded to the ACCC’s concerns by removing its personal hygiene flushable wipes from sale and potentially misleading claims from its bathroom cleaning wipes packaging.

ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, said, “Australian water authorities face significant problems when non-suitable products are flushed down the toilet as they contribute to blockages in household and municipal sewerage systems..

“We’re pleased that ALDI has added a ‘do not flush’ message for consumers making it clear that the bathroom cleaning wipes it is still selling should be disposed of in a rubbish bin instead of a toilet. We welcome their action in addressing our concerns.”

Elisa is an experienced industry journalist and is a regular contributor to a range of energy and infrastructure titles. She has a unique knack for quickly finding the angle in any story her audience is most interested in learning more about.


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