Most wipes contain plastic so never really break down. Instead they block sewage pipes by clumping together with discarded fats, oil and grease.
Climate change is causing extreme weather. Sewers, choked by wipes, are overwhelmed by a deluge of storm water. Filthy water and revolting wet wipes are forced back out of the waste water system. The Nature Calls campaign is asking people to bin the wipes to protect the environment. But individual behaviour can only do so much. That’s why collectively we’re calling for a ban on wipes that contain plastic and block sewers.
Join the thousands of people across Scotland who have signed up to our call for a ban.