WET WIPES HAVE become extremely popular in Irish households in recent years, with many companies offering different types.
But an experiment by a Cork student might make some people think again about their impact on the sewerage system.
Kian Hennessy of Coláiste Choilm brought his project on wet wipes – which he calls ‘an environmental menace’ – to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this week.
The wipes tested were from brands that said the items were flushable.
He explained why he has such a strong opinion on the items:
In order to test the wipes, he incubated them in water, and this is what he found: