Wet wipes clog up the River Thames

A new report has found that wet wipe pollution in the river has grown to the size of two tennis courts in the last six years

UK declares war on plastic!

Plastic plates, cutlery, wet wipes, tobacco filters, sachets and single-use cups could soon be banned in England

Thames Water reports ’40kg mass of wet wipes pulled from sewer’ as blockages spike

The UK’s largest water and wastewater company warns there has been a 20% increase in blockages during coronavirus lockdown

Welsh Water asks customers not to flush wet wipes amid Coronavirus pandemic

Wet wipes are the major cause of sewer blockages in the UK. The blockages cost the company £7 million to tackle and amount to around 2,000 incidents every month.

Holland & Barrett to stop selling wet wipes in fight against fatbergs

Wet wipes are said to account for around 80% of blockages in sewers, costing an estimated £100m a year to clear

Fighting fatbergs: First ‘fine to flush’ wet wipes approved

Organic health and beauty brand Natracare’s wipes have passed Water UK’s stringent tests

Monster fatberg found in Liverpool sewer

United Utilities says it is the biggest ever fatberg discovered in the North West

Forget washed up whales… monster fatberg hits seaside town

The build up of fat, wet wipes and grease in Sidmouth, Devon, is larger than some models of Boeing 747 airliner

Majority of Brits ‘oppose wet wipe ban’

A new survey of 1,000 people found 31% admit to having flushed wet wipes down the toilet

UK plans to wipe-out wet wipes within 25 years

Defra says the product would be among the ‘avoidable plastic waste’ it aims to eliminate as part of its new environmental plans