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How can Fluus be absorbent and flushable?

We use Flushtec®, an innovative technology. This means our pads are 15x more absorbent than the market-leader, but only break down when you flush. That’s because of the motion and the amount of water (100x more liquid than the average period).

What exactly is Flushtec®?

Flushtec® is the technology that makes our pads fully flushable. We use plant fibers and natural adhesives which makes Fluus pads strong and absorbent when you wear them, but 100% biodegradable when you flush them down the toilet.

Is it really flushable?

Both our pads and loo roll are made of paper. The only difference is our pads won’t disintegrate in your pants (unlike loo roll - we’ve all tried it). Many products which have claimed to be flushable in the past have, in fact, included microplastics which make them tough to break down and harmful to the environment. Our pad has 0% microplastics and will break apart when flushed.

Can I flush the wrapper and peel papers too?

Yes, you can! They’re made of the same material as our pads. With Fluus, you can flush your pad, wrapper and peel papers. Welcome to guilt-free flushing!

What are Fluus pads made of?

Our pads are made of just three materials: Super-soft topsheet made of plant fibres. Absorbent biodegradable barrier that locks in blood and Non-toxic adhesive made of tree sap. Fluus pads are natural, biodegradable and fully flushable.

Where are the pads made?

Fluus pads are manufactured in Italy.

Fluus pads are certified flushable in the UK, can I flush them abroad?

Whilst our pads are certified flushable in the UK, our materials are fully biodegradable and water dispersible anywhere in the world.

How does the Fluus pad break down?

The motion of water breaks the pad down, pulling the layers apart and loosening the plant fibres as it moves through the pipes. The pad is then treated along with toilet paper and sewage breaking down, turning into clean water, renewable energy and fertiliser at your local water treatment centre. Most period waste will hang around in landfill for over 500 years. Our pad is gone in a flush.

Have you spoken to the Sewage companies?

We’ve worked closely with WRc (Water Research Centre) to get our UK flushable certification. We’ve got proof - the WIS 4-02-06 certificate, if you want to get technical. This is an independent, internationally-recognised certificate that gives manufacturers and consumers the confidence that our products are fit for purpose.

Are you septic-safe?

We are septic-safe. We act like toilet paper if you flush us into a septic tank.

Have you taken into consideration Victorian pipes and their bends?

Our pad is equivalent to 12 sheets of toilet paper, so if you can flush 12 pieces of paper, you can confidently flush our pad.

Are Fluus pads safe for oceans and aquatic life?

Yes. They are microplastic free, so will never pollute waterways or harm aquatic life.

Can I also throw Fluus pads in the bin?

We’d rather you didn’t. Fluus pads are designed to break down through flushing, and so a bin may not provide the right conditions for them to fully biodegrade. By flushing them, you know they will break down into clean water, renewable energy and fertiliser at your local water treatment centre.

Are Fluus pads suitable for people with sensitive skin?

Absolutely. The pad itself is made from natural plant fibers with no added fragrances, harmful chemicals or artificial materials. We’ve had incredible feedback from user trials and customers, which you can read on our website.

Are the pads suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

Yes. There are no animal products in Fluus and we never test on animals.

How often should I change my pad?

At least every 8 hours. It could be sooner depending on your flow or if you’ve been exercising.

How much do the subscription pads cost per month?

We offer two subscription options for pads: 15 pads for £5 per month, or 45 pads for £15 per month. This means that you can choose depending on your needs.

How does the free trial work?

We offer a free trial of our Flushable Day Pads which will then move onto a subscription of 15 pads per month.