Wet wipes can look like paper, but are often plastic. And as they essentially masquerade as paper, people treat them as such and end up flushing them down the toilet and discarding them in the bush.
Wrongly flushed plastic wet wipes can block sewage systems or end up in the ocean.
Once in the environment, plastic wet wipes are a hazard for wildlife. Once they do start to break down, the resultant micro plastics can even enter the food chain.
Plastic wet wipes need to be banned and replaced with a 100% biodegradable product.
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