We're one step closer to stopping the scourge of “flushable” wipes
Thanks to the thousands of Ecojustice supporters who supported our campaign, the Commissioner of Competition has started an inquiry into misleading labels on “flushable” wipes.
So-called “flushable” wipes are not flushable. In fact, they harm the environment and damage our sewage systems.
These wipes do not disintegrate like toilet paper does, and cost Canadians an estimated $250 million every year in repairs to sewage infrastructure. “Flushable” wipes are often the building blocks of fatbergs, large masses of solid waste consisting of congealed fat and personal care products that block pipes and cause flooding.
Calling these wipes “flushable” misleads consumers and results in these wipes entering our lakes, rivers, and streams, depositing microplastics and microfibers in our waterways.
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