52 Cheap Problem-Solvers To Help Keep The Little Things From Bringing You Down

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Nine out of ten ‘flushable wipes’ do not break down in the sewer

Nine out of ten wet wipes labelled as ‘flushable’ do not disintegrate after making their way through Britain’s sewers, new tests have discovered. Research carried out on behalf of water companies showed that the vast majority of the wipes failed to break down in conditions that imitated the UK’s drainage system. Flushable wipes should contain biodegradable cellulose, however studies have shown many brands are made from synthetic substances like plastic or polyester. There are approximately 300,000 sewer blockages every year due to wet wipes, costing the UK £100million to clear the ‘fatbergs’ they leave behind. Thousands of properties suffer sewer flooding caused by these blockages, creating misery for homeowners and businesses.   There are approximately 300,000 sewer blockages every year due to wet wipes, costing the UK £100million to clear the ‘fatbergs’ (this one was found in Whitechapel, east London) Andy Drinkwater, of the Water Research Centre, which conducted the tests, said ‘about 10 per cent of wipes are borderline to acceptable’ to the water industry. Speaking to BBC Radio 4′s Costing the Earth, he added...