The Times reports that wet wipes are such a big source of plastic pollution in rivers that they are to be targeted for “elimination” by the UK government.
Millions of the wipes are flushed down UK sewers every week because consumers think they are made of degradable tissue paper. Most, however, are made from polyester, a plastic that takes years to degrade — and then releases millions of tiny fibres into the environment. Read more…
Watch what happens to “flushable” wet wipe when you blend it. Hint: almost nothing. Watch video..
Gel That Will Change Your Wilderness Cleaning Routine
Let’s face it, when you go camping and backpacking, you expect to get dirty. Hiking for miles and miles is sure to help you get your sweat on. Not to mention the potential encounters with mud, streams, rain, and dust that can add layers of grime to your body.