What the Flush! [Infographics] – by ecogreenlover…

UKDN Waterflow has conducted new research with startling results. Every day Brits are flushing medicines, illegal drugs and plastics in tampon applicators and wet wipes. This comes at a huge cost to our environment. Record numbers of wet wipes were recently found on the shores of the Thames, and of course, the Whitechapel fatberg has been all over the news!

At least one in four people in the UK pour cooking oil down the drain and almost half of people pour sauces, whilst one in five allow their drains to fill with hair and almost 15% of women flush at least one of the following: tampons, applicators and wrappers. Incredibly, 94% of the population asserted they were actually confident with what they should and shouldn’t put down their pipes. Clearly, this isn’t the case!

Find out all the facts (and see the infographics) HERE

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3 thoughts on “What the Flush! [Infographics] – by ecogreenlover…

  1. Yup, here, too. We have our own drainage system and NOTHING goes into it that might cause problems. Discarded fat goes to a special recycling and everything else to various indicated area at the dump. We can’t afford clogs!

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