To: The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP

wet wipes: require manufacturers to make them bio-degradeable

wet wipes: require manufacturers to make them bio-degradeable

There has been much publicity about the damage that wet wipes do to sewers. Great mountains of them along with fat and other solids are a real problem that somebody had to deal with - with shovels!! The complaint is that people should be encouraged NOT to dispose of them in the toilet but this is not always practical and it's really not the consumers' fault.

Why is this important?

Instead of trying to guilt the users, why not require manufacturers to make these useful items bio-degradeable? There are those of us with medical problems (colo-rectal issues) for whom wet wipes have been an absolute Godsend. But in these cases it would not be possible to dispose of them in domestic waste as they are akin to common toilet tissues.

Bio-degradeable versions would be an obvious answer. Surely the manufacturers could be encouraged or even required to develop a sewer-friendly version rather than keep blaming the users.