Using cleaning wipes is bad for the environment - but using UV is greener
First, the main question here is “are cleaning wipes compostable? The answer is: sometimes. When we wrongly dispose of cleaning wipes we end up hurting the environment.
Cleaning wipes are made of synthetic fiber that prevents them from being compostable or recyclable. Once you trash them, they can take many years before decomposing - or they never decompose!
One of the major disadvantages of cleaning wipes is that they are single-use and once dumped they add up to the no-biodegradable waste which slowly overwhelming the environment.
Why using UV is safer for the environment?
UV disinfection uses ultraviolet technology to kill germs and bacteria more quickly. Here are some of the benefits of using UV light instead of using cleaning wipes.
- UV light disinfection is non-toxic
UV disinfection is a physical process, not a chemical one, so it is friendly to the environment. Unlike cleaning wipes that contain harsh chemicals and made of synthetic fiber that is non-biodegradable.
Proper protection when dealing with UV lights makes it a safer and non-toxic disinfection method for home, hospitals and other places.
- UV disinfection is safe
Is it safe to use? UV light is very safe to use especially when you have the right gear. It doesn’t involve any chemicals so is also very safe for the environment.
UV light is less likely to cause any harm to the environment than the chemicals and the materials used to manufacture the cleaning wipes.
- UV light disinfection kills pathogens without immunity
With the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria using only wipes to clean may not kill the bacteria. Even using multiple wipes may not kill disease-causing bacteria.
However, when using UV light to sterilize a surface you will get rid of almost all the bacteria on it.
Switching to UV light instead of using cleaning wipes will not only save and protect the environment but also save you time, effort, and money.
Use UV light and save the environment!