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AIBU to start a campaign to ban wipes?
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annandale · 26/09/2017 18:56

Wipes are an environmental disaster, a key component of fatbergs and sold as a flushable essential when they should be treated like morphine - controlled except for specific medical needs. Anyone with me?

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RuggerHug · 26/09/2017 18:57

Or just a campaign to make sure they're not flushed?

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notanotherNC · 26/09/2017 18:57

Good luck with that.

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Notevilstepmother · 26/09/2017 18:57

I think a bin it don't flush it campaign may be more successful.

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ijustwannadance · 26/09/2017 18:57

It's the idiots who flush them that are the issue.

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Sirzy · 26/09/2017 18:58

They shouldn’t be flushed, and I have never seen them sold as such.

But no I wouldn’t support a ban. They are way to useful to ban!

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abbsisspartacus · 26/09/2017 19:00

Noooooo! How would I clean the children! Won't somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN !


Umm no sorry op

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cantseemtohaveitall · 26/09/2017 19:00

Def a campaign to stop people flushing them - can't believe people do this

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CigarsofthePharoahs · 26/09/2017 19:01

They're such a useful product but you are right!
However, things like cooking oil and sanpro shouldn't end up in the drains, but they do. Can't see them being banned.

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existentialmoment · 26/09/2017 19:01

What tools flush wipes? Not many people.

But fuck off if you want my wipes!

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existentialmoment · 26/09/2017 19:01

re the morphine comment: no-one is with you.

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catgirl1976 · 26/09/2017 19:07

Christ no. You'll pry my wipes from my cold dead hands.

I use baby wipes, disposal cleaning wipes, stainless steel wipes, leather wipes, face wipes...

I don't flush them though obviously. I appreciate they may not be as great for the environment as a lentil-woven hessian cloth and cold water but they are bio degradable and bloody handy.

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bottlesandcans · 26/09/2017 19:07

Controlled like morphine!
It's a wipe you old drama queen

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Sparklingbrook · 26/09/2017 19:08

I love wipes. But I don't flush them.

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NameChange30 · 26/09/2017 19:10

Washable wipes are the way to go.
Not going to happen, though, not on a mainstream level.

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Smeaton · 26/09/2017 19:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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fatberg · 26/09/2017 19:12

Wouldn't a washable wipe just be a cloth?

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NameChange30 · 26/09/2017 19:13

fatberg
Well yes but you can get different fabric types and sizes. The ones that are a good size for baby faces or bums are described (in the marketing) as wipes, for example.

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RideSallyRide · 26/09/2017 19:14

I never understood those wet loo roll wipes. Where do you dispose of them? Do they sit in your bathroom bin stinking of shit for a week?

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MrsPicklesonSmythe · 26/09/2017 19:15

Not that many people flush them Do they? Are people that stupid? Maybe if you could convince a company to start giving away washable alternatives more people might give it a go similar to cloth nappies. I wouldn't but some might.

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strawberrypenguin · 26/09/2017 19:16

Umm I don’t think you’ll get a lot of support. Baby wipes are amazing for all sorts of cleaning jobs! Don’t know anyone who flushed them though!

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cakeandteajustforme · 26/09/2017 19:16

I love cheeky wipes (washable wipes) for at home. But when out? Wipes all the way.

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thefairyfellersmasterstroke · 26/09/2017 19:17

If they're flushable and biodegradable then why wouldn't you flush them?

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honeybeetheoneandonly · 26/09/2017 19:18

I use tons of baby wipes, they clean almost anything but they never get flushed. I also have flushable wipes in the bathroom which are great for little tushies after certain poos. I used to flush them but since coming across a thread here a while back, that said they shouldn't be flushed either, I have binned them after use instead. I don't know anyone who flushes baby wipes but quite a few people use flushable wipes. I have no idea why flushable wipes shouldn't be flushed though.

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PsychoPumpkin · 26/09/2017 19:22

Hahahahha no. I love wipes and buy them in multipacks as I have two under two. We have a pack in almost every room of the house.

I don’t flush them though.

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needtimewithwineandlesswhine · 26/09/2017 19:24

Love my washable 'cheeky wipes'

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