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#wet wipes

# wet-wipes - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)
# Pollution
# Pollution

Wet wipes: 50% of brands labelled 'flushable' actually contain microplastics (and shouldn't be flushed)

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:20 AM 12,057 Views 21 Comments

The researched looked at how sanitary products are polluting Irish oceans.

# wet-wipes - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis

Mar 18th 2020, 3:26 PM 33,886 Views 25 Comments

Irish Water has also advised businesses to make sure there is “no unnecessary use of water” .

# wet-wipes - Friday 12 July, 2019

Poll: Would you support an environmental tax on wet wipes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support an environmental tax on wet wipes?

Jul 12th 2019, 10:17 AM 31,820 Views 123 Comments

Irish Water cleared more than 6,000 sewer blockages around the country last year.

# wet-wipes - Saturday 16 March, 2019

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow
# Don't Flush
# Don't Flush

8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow

Mar 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 163,689 Views 92 Comments

People have been urged to be more mindful of flushing inappropriate things down the toilet.

# wet-wipes - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Feb 17th 2019, 7:31 AM 18,890 Views 22 Comments

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

# wet-wipes - Monday 19 November, 2018

Poll: Do you use wet wipes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use wet wipes?

Nov 19th 2018, 9:31 AM 36,820 Views 85 Comments

It cost over €7 million to remove these products from the sewer network in 2017.

# wet-wipes - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month
# Plastic Problem
# Plastic Problem

Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month

Nov 18th 2018, 12:00 PM 62,643 Views 51 Comments

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

# wet-wipes - Saturday 12 May, 2018

No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network
# Fatbergs
# Fatbergs

No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network

May 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,037 Views 54 Comments

The UK is looking at banning them but we’re waiting on a report from the EU commission before taking any action.

# wet-wipes - Sunday 12 January, 2014

You might think twice before using wet wipes again...
# Wet Wipes
# Wet Wipes

You might think twice before using wet wipes again...

Jan 12th 2014, 5:00 PM 44,908 Views 54 Comments

A Cork student has found that the wipes don’t dissolve in water – even after 17 months.

# wet-wipes - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers
# Down The Drain
From The Daily Edge
# Down The Drain

14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers

Aug 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 32,974 Views 56 Comments

It’s a giant blob of congealed fat and wet wipes.