A large amount of wet wipes were formed on the River Thames in London, changing the flow of the river.
“Wet wipe island” is the size of two tennis courts.
The minister is calling on the public not to wash wet wipes and is considering banning those containing plastic.
Two tennis court-sized “wet wipe islands” have been formed on the Thames, and the course of the river flowing through London has changed. London Times.
The minister is asking people to stop using wet wipes, and the government is considering banning those containing plastic.
Labor lawmaker Fleur Anderson warned that wet wipes would not collapse when drained and instead flow into Britain’s second longest river, the Thames.
“There was an island about the size of two tennis courts, and I stood there. It’s near the Hammersmith Bridge on the Thames, and at wet wipes it’s more than a meter deep. It’s actually more than a meter deep. The course has changed. According to the River Thames, Anderson during a session of questions about the environment, food and rural issues of the Commons.
Anderson has proposed banning the manufacture and sale of wet wipes containing plastic, the Times reported, noting that it is unlikely to become a law without government support.
Most wet wipes are made of plastic, but depending on the environment, they will not break when flushed. Charity Thames 21.
In addition, charities said they could break down into microplastics and damage aquatic life and the Thames ecosystem.
Charities are calling on the government to ban wet wipes containing plastics and are seeking regulations to label how to explicitly dispose of wet wipes.
Thames21 records plastic waste washed away on the riverside foreshore, Tideway and PLA.
Wet wipes were found in these hotspots at a density of 50-200 per square meter.
last year, Charity volunteers have collected over 27,000 wipes More than 2 days elsewhere next to Battersea Bridge.
Wet wipes also make up almost 90% of the material they contain. “Fatberg” A mass of solid waste made of grease and fat that can block the sewer.
According to the newspaper, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow urged the general public not to pour wipes into drains when using them.
The POWs said the government “will soon make some suggestions about what we are proposing.”
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