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Sustainability, Disposal & Recycling of Always Discreet

Always Discreet package inside of a bathroom cabinet

Find out the best way to throw away Always Discreet products, how to recycle the packaging and how our company works hard to promote sustainability.

Can Incontinence Products Be Flushed Down the Toilet?

No. Always Discreet incontinence products should not be flushed down the toilet. Instead, you should dispose of incontinence liners, pads and underwear in household waste.

Are Always Discreet Products Biodegradable?

No. While portions of the absorbent core of Always Discreet products may break down in the right conditions, like all disposable feminine hygiene products, Always Discreet incontinence products are intended to be placed in household waste for disposal.

How Does Always Discreet Help with Sustainability?

Always Discreet products are thin to help reduce the impact of waste in landfills.

Does Always Discreet Assure That It Is Compatible with The Environment?

Always Discreet products go through a rigorous assessment of how they may be handled by various waste systems. Based on that information, we provide instructions for suitable disposal of the product. Our products are not flushable and should be disposed in household waste.

Is Always Discreet Packaging Recyclable?

Yes. Our Feminine Care business has made important advances in sustainable manufacturing.

For example, of the 10 feminine care manufacturing plants worldwide, eight are Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill certified plants. In addition, our Crailsheim plant in Germany has the largest installation of solar panels in P&G and is one of our most energy-efficient distribution centers in the world. See for more details

How Does P&G Implement Sustainability Within the Company?

Sustainability comes to life through what we do as a company, providing branded products and services of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers, as well as how we do it, through our values, principles and management systems.

What Sustainability Commitments Has P&G Made?

P&G’s sustainability program is inspired by our long-term environmental vision, which includes:

  • Powering our plants with 100 percent renewable energy
  • Using 100 percent renewable or recycled materials in all products and packaging
  • Having zero consumer or manufacturing waste going to landfills
  • Designing products that delight consumers while maximizing the conservation of resources

What Sustainability Recognitions Has P&G Received?

P&G has been a member of the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability Indices since their inception. P&G is also listed on the Corporate Knights Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations, and on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.

For more information on our incontinence liners, pads and underwear, check out these frequently asked questions.