House of Commons
FLUSHABLE WIPES AND EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
EDM #2430
Tabled 04 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that toilet wipes are being sold in the United Kingdom that are harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects; further notes that these wipes are sold as flushable and therefore make their way into the sewerage system; notes that with rising pollution in the world’s seas and oceans, there is a need to reduce toxic material entering the eco system; expresses concern around the manufacture of these products and their sale in shops and supermarkets across the UK; and urges the Government to review the safety of these items in light of the damage they can do to sea-based wildlife.