10, 20, 30, 40, 50
Washable Reusable Make Up Wipes
£6.50 – £34.00
Disposable wipes are the cause of 90% of sewer blockages around the United Kingdom, according to Water UK. They pollute the water and cause damage to wildlife once they get into the waterways. Even “flushable” wet wipes and baby wipes are not safe to flush. When flushed, they mix with grease and other refuse, causing major sewer blockages. Then, because they don’t break down they can be a major source of pollution in oceans.
Wipes are an issue from beginning to end of their life. Wipes marked “flushable” by companies carry that designation because they reportedly disintegrate. Research found this to be a fallacy. When flushed, the wipes cause expensive blockages as well as environmental damage. An environmental group called Thames21 found 5,452 wipes along the riverbank in an area the size of a tennis court.