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Government Petition on “flushable” wet wipes

Posted: 05/12/18

There is a UK Government and Parliament petition regarding the sale of wet wipes that are referred to as “flushable” on the packet.

A lot of sewer flooding incidents are caused by blockages, and 80% of blockages in the North West are caused by wet wipes. The petition is aiming to ban the sale of wet wipes that have “flushable” on the packet, in order to reduce the number of wet wipes in our sewers and the subsequent blockages that they cause. Fewer blockages would prevent floods, and would save money that could be reinvested into the country’s infrastructure and ocean pollution issues.

Click here for more information and to sign the petition if you wish to.