Plastic wet wipes ban edges closer

Wet wipes containing plastics could be banned under a move proposed by the Department of environment, food and rural affairs (Defra). The government consultation on banning plastic in wipes comes weeks after the Fine to Flush certification scheme was dropped by Defra. The label was launched in 2019 for packaging of wet wipes that will breakdown on entering the sewer network and not contribute to blockages.

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