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#wet wipes

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support an environmental tax on wet wipes? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 8ft fatberg made of wet wipes and nappies removed from sewer in Wicklow Don't Flush

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use wet wipes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use wet wipes?

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

From TheJournal.ie Wet wipes and sanitary products cause over 500 sewage blockages every month Plastic Problem This post contains videos

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

The problem costs €7 million per year to address.

From TheJournal.ie No ban on wet wipes just yet but flushing them is causing 'severe problems' to water network Fatbergs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie You might think twice before using wet wipes again... Wet Wipes

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

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

14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers Down The Drain This post contains videos

14-tonne 'fatberg' discovered in London sewers

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