Wet wipes containing plastic will be banned in England under plans to tackle water pollution, environment minister Therese Coffey has told BBC News.
The ban on plastic-based wipes should come into force in the next year following a consultation, Ms Coffey said.
It is part of a wider plan to improve water quality in England, where no river or waterway is considered clean.
Around 90% of wipes contained plastic in 2021, although there are now some alternatives available to buy. The plastics do not break down and over time the wipes become snagged and stick together, causing sewage to stop moving through pipes.
Read the full article here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-65166859
Here at Hygieia we are doing the same and moving away from non-biodegradable cleaning wipes.
There is a misconception that universal and eco-friendly products don’t ‘clean as well’ which could not be further from the Truth. They in fact have the EXACT SAME kill rate as heavy alcohol-based wipes.
Search our Medisanitize page to see foryourself