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Bright Blue responds to the Government’s decision to ban plastic wet wipes. 

Will Prescott, Researcher, commented: 

“Wet wipes are currently one of the biggest contributors to river pollution. They do not break down easily and when they do finally break down, they are ingested by aquatic life, causing suffocation, starvation and death. Therese Coffey’s announcement that wet wipes containing plastic will be banned from early next year is therefore a very welcome development.”

Bright Blue recently proposed banning the sale of all non-flushable wet wipes in our 2020 report Global Green Giant and our recent Bright Blue petition.