14 things you should never flush down the toilet

Popular Science | 1/21/2019 | Staff
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“It technically comes out of you, but it’s not a biological product,” Elardo says. “If you come by [the treatment facility] you’ll see our catcher screens. They’re covered in tampons, pads, condoms, and flushable wipes.”

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“We’re not going to see their impact like we do flushable wipes,” Elardo says. “But I would just like to encourage people to use their trash cans.”

Don’t flush it—not even the “flushable” kind. The DEP tested 28 “flushable” products. The only one that works in their system is toilet paper. Even the ultra thick, heavy-duty toilet paper breaks down in NYC’s system. “It’s designed to degrade,” Elardo says. “It’s a beautiful product.”

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“Of course we know food waste goes down the sink during cooking,” says...
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