Wet wipes could be BANNED under new crackdown in Britain

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 2 Nov, 2021 17:40 | < 1 min read

Most wet wipes could be BANNED to stop them from harming the planet and blocking toilets, the Britain Environment Secretary has suggested.

George Eustice has blamed the loo-cloggers for the overwhelming majority of sewer jams and is considering scrapping ones made from polluting plastics.

According to a study, eleven billion non-biodegradable wet wipes are thrown away every year and cause 93 per cent of blockages.

A push by Labour MP Fleur Anderson to swap them for eco-friendly alternatives which disintegrate is being put to Parliament today.

The Government has previously said it would crack down on wet wipes as part of its plan to rid all single-use plastic within 25 years.

Labour's Ms Anderson seized upon the ongoing Cop26 climate summit to reignite demands for action.

She claims one sewage station in East London removes 30 tonnes of wet wipes every day.

She said: "In 2019, 23,000 wet wipes were counted and removed from a single stretch of the Thames foreshore in just two hours.