Wet wipes could be outlawed in the UK as the government plans to address the issue of plastic waste.
Single-use wet wipes, commonly used by consumers for cleaning sticky fingers and removing eye make-up, are said to be behind 93 per cent of blockages ub tge country's sewers. The government claims its plan to eliminate plastic waste "includes single-use products like wet wipes". The UK's Department of the Environment (Defra) is working with the industry to support the development of alternatives. Global sales of wet wipes are forecast to reach $20 billion by 2021.