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To be annoyed about Wet Wipes ban

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Heroicallyfound · 04/04/2023 09:53

Bit of an over-reaction, did you read the article?

The move emerged as the Governmenttold advertising watchdogs to challenge some firms who say their wipes are flushable when many are not.
They will be ordered to carry out tests to prove their claims. Plastic-free wipes which do break down will be exempt from any ban.

Seems like an entirely sensible move to me. Not everything revolves around your need to use a particular type of wipe 🙄

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Clementineorsatsuma · 04/04/2023 09:53

I had the same initial reaction but on further investigation I think it will come down to banning plastics in wet wipes rather than banning them altogether. Being as many already are, I think we'll be fine.
My daughter,who has chronic conditions, relies on them so I hope so.

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Itstarts · 04/04/2023 09:54

Cloth wipes are really good for cleaning bums. Try them.

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fairgame84 · 04/04/2023 09:54

We don't have a bidet, we use a bum jug that we got from amazon.
You can also get a bum gun that you can self install onto the toilet water supply.
DH just uses a plastic bottle of water when he's at work.

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AlltheFs · 04/04/2023 09:54

Use washable wipes and think of the bloody planet!
Anyone using disposable anything needs a slap quite honestly.

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Svalberg · 04/04/2023 09:55

You can buy a spritz that you can spray onto toilet roll if you want to do that. FreshX is the one that Sainsbury's sell.

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LineDriedLaundry · 04/04/2023 09:55

A bum gun. Shock There's an image for a Tuesday morning.

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Franklin2000 · 04/04/2023 09:55

I think it’s a great idea. They’re only banning ones containing plastic. If they break down, they’re exempt. About time companies were made to change. You can have non plastic ones or reusable ones, seems a perfectly simple solution to me.

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PurBal · 04/04/2023 09:56

You can buy spray for regular toilet paper. Or use a flannel (aka reusable wipe / family cloth). I’m torn, we have a baby on the way and whilst I do reusable nappies part time with my toddler there’s something about a wet wipe for being on the move that’s more convenient and sanitary than a flannel I have to wet and carry home. We actually moved from full time to part time because of the cost of energy and laundering them! But maybe I’ll just be more organised going forward. 🤷‍♀️

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Arapawa · 04/04/2023 09:56

I'm annoyed it's taken so long for them to ban them.

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BeatriceFranklin · 04/04/2023 09:56

LineDriedLaundry · 04/04/2023 09:55

A bum gun. Shock There's an image for a Tuesday morning.

I must admit I stopped chewing my toast for a second when I read that post 😂

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isthewashingdryyet · 04/04/2023 09:56

Amazing new invention, wet flannel.
plenty at home.
can be carried in a plastic bag or sandwich box if out and about.

will save you money and might even help to save the planet and all the creatures who live on it.

Who knew ????

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RightOnTheEdge · 04/04/2023 09:57

YABU because it clearly says in the article that only ones with plastic will be banned.
Buy wipes which don't contain plastic and actually break down. Boots and Tesco have already banned the ones containing plastic.

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BarbaraofSeville · 04/04/2023 09:57

LineDriedLaundry · 04/04/2023 09:55

A bum gun. Shock There's an image for a Tuesday morning.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.

I used one on a liveaboard diving holiday in Egypt. They're great.

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fairgame84 · 04/04/2023 09:58

BeatriceFranklin · 04/04/2023 09:56

I must admit I stopped chewing my toast for a second when I read that post 😂

Unfortunately it's not as exciting as it sounds 😕

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SeaDee · 04/04/2023 09:58

LineDriedLaundry · 04/04/2023 09:55

A bum gun. Shock There's an image for a Tuesday morning.

Scared to google that tbh!

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herewegoroundthebastardbush · 04/04/2023 09:59

Am I the only person left who just wipes their bum with toilet paper? 😳

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neverknowinglyunreasonable · 04/04/2023 09:59

fairgame84 · 04/04/2023 09:54

We don't have a bidet, we use a bum jug that we got from amazon.
You can also get a bum gun that you can self install onto the toilet water supply.
DH just uses a plastic bottle of water when he's at work.

I really hope his drinking water isn't kept next to it in an identical bottle.....

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JackiePlace · 04/04/2023 10:00

Svalberg · 04/04/2023 09:55

You can buy a spritz that you can spray onto toilet roll if you want to do that. FreshX is the one that Sainsbury's sell.

Toilet paper disintegrates when you get it wet.

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fairgame84 · 04/04/2023 10:00

neverknowinglyunreasonable · 04/04/2023 09:59

I really hope his drinking water isn't kept next to it in an identical bottle.....

😂
What happens at work stays at work

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Georgieporgie29 · 04/04/2023 10:00

herewegoroundthebastardbush · 04/04/2023 09:59

Am I the only person left who just wipes their bum with toilet paper? 😳

Nope me too! Feel like I’m maybe an inadequate bum wiper, I don’t use wipes, bum guns, bottles of water or anything like that 🤯

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Breezycheesetrees · 04/04/2023 10:01

herewegoroundthebastardbush · 04/04/2023 09:59

Am I the only person left who just wipes their bum with toilet paper? 😳

No you're not. I had no idea washing your bumhole was so mainstream.

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JackiePlace · 04/04/2023 10:01

RightOnTheEdge · 04/04/2023 09:57

YABU because it clearly says in the article that only ones with plastic will be banned.
Buy wipes which don't contain plastic and actually break down. Boots and Tesco have already banned the ones containing plastic.

There aren't any that don't contain plastic, though. Manufacturers will claim there are and sell loads of them before anyone investigates, that's all.

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Crumpetdisappointment · 04/04/2023 10:02

i was going to make a thread asking who on earth was flushing Wet Wipes

dont do it

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