Asswipes Everywhere

“The number of wet wipes washing up on beaches in the UK increased by more than 50% last year, say conservationists, who have urged people to stop flushing them down their toilets. The results of Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) annual beach cleanup, released on Thursday, found the number of wet wipes more than doubled between 2013 and 2014. Thirty-five of the non-biodegradable cleaning cloths were found for every kilometre of beach…. Putting wet wipes down the toilet can cause blockages that lead to disgusting buildups of fat, known as ‘fatbergs’. In 2013 a lump of congealed fat the size of a bus was found in sewers beneath London. Earlier this year a spokesperson for Southern Water said Kent residents were dumping 2,000 tonnes of wet wipes into sewers. New York City has spent $18m (£12.3m) on ‘wipe-related equipment problems’ in the past five years.”