Disposable… but not Flushable
It appears as though the fight against ‘flushable’ wipes and their manufacturers is falling on deaf ears as stories of sewerage plant blockages continue to run rife around the globe. One of the more recent reports from the US came from San Fransisco where wipes are causing havoc in the Bay Area.
The wipes are proving that they do not break down like regular toilet paper and once they reach a certain point in the system, create a large blockage, often referred to as a ‘Turkey’ or ‘Fat Berg’. In some areas, these big balls of waste are appearing almost once a week and in San Jose alone, it is costing ratepayers up to $1 million a year to fix the problems… and that’s just one city.
It is no wonder there is a big push for manufacturers to display a ‘do Not Flush’ logo on the disposable wipes… but we’ll wait with bated breath to see what eventuates.
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