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..
£100 million is spent annually to address 300,000 sewer blockages in the UK. A 2017 study found that 93% of the materials that cause these blockages are wipes flushed down the toilet.
The same thing is happening in the US. In October 2018, Charleston Water spent $140,000 to fix damages caused by a 12-foot long clog of disposable wipes. A similar clog happened again in June 2019 and cost another $60,000.
Diarrhea is more frequent and more liquid bowel movements than normal. There are many causes of diarrhea, including food intolerance, viral and bacterial infections, as well as parasites, intestinal disorders or diseases (like irritable bowel syndrome) and reactions to medications.
3 Reasons to Use Toilet Paper Gel Instead of Foam, Spray or Flushable Wipes
1. CLEANS PORES BETTER. While dry toilet paper gets most of the fecal matter when you wipe, your skin still remains dirty. But when you add gel to your regular toilet paper, the combination helps clean better and reduces the risks of spreading fecal matter to underwear. Compared to foams and liquid sprays – gels are designed for deep cleansing and are especially good for unclogging pores while removing bacteria from the surface of your skin.