According to the intentions of the British government, wet wipes, which are widely used in various areas of daily life, can disappear from the shops of this country. The government claims that its plan to eliminate plastic waste "includes disposable products such as wet wipes."
The reason - napkins contain plastic, which does not decompose in nature. Therefore, manufacturers will either have to create a napkin without plastic, or consumers will have to do without this product.
Wet wipes are also the cause of 93% of cases of clogged sewers in Britain. This prompted the government and industry to focus on convincing consumers not to throw them into wastewater.
The British Department of the Environment, however, recognizes that it encourages manufacturers to change the composition of wet wipes so that they are processed and do not contain plastic.
According to plans announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, until 2042 all "plastic waste that can be avoided" should disappear in the country.
As previously reported, the British government plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, sticks and swabs to protect rivers and oceans from pollution.