EXTRA,  FEATURES,  Features,  March 2023

Environmental issue: wet wipes

Imagine swimming past a man-made reef of wet wipes! Misleadingly labelled as ‘flushable’, wet wipes are well known for causing problems in our toilets and sewers but are also a menace further downstream, says Susanne Masters.

We need help to navigate the misleading labelling of wet wipes as flushable, when in fact most are not. Only brands with the certification mark ‘Fine to Flush’ are plastic free and break down in sewers.

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