UK Government Plans To Ban Wet Wipes

Wet Wipes Saved From Oceans & Sewers: 1 401 349

UK Government Plans To Ban Wet Wipes

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..

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