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#wet wipes

# wet-wipes - Friday 12 July, 2019

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.

# wet-wipes - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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.

# 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

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 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.

# wet-wipes - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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.

# wet-wipes - Saturday 12 May, 2018

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.

# wet-wipes - Sunday 12 January, 2014

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.

# wet-wipes - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 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.