Wet wipes to get ‘Fine to Flush’ logo to tackle fatbergs

Image copyright South West Water Image caption The fatberg in Sidmouth is the largest South West Water has ever discovered A new standard for flushable wet wipes has been announced, amid concerns about sewer-blocking fatbergs. Water UK, the industry body, says wipes will need to pass strict tests to receive the approved logo, Fine to Flush. It said wet wipes labelled flushable do not break down and are behind 93% of blockages in UK sewers. They contribute to fatbergs – solid masses of fat, wet wipes and grease, which can…

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