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FLUSHABLE WIPES AND EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2430: tabled on 04 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.