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Why you probably shouldn’t flush ‘flushable’ wipes

  • 23 August 2019
  • ckearns

By Tim Carter

A few months ago, I wrote a column about how “flushable” wipes clog sewers. I received hundreds of responses from readers who shared their expensive horror stories about how flushable wipes had caused clogs in their homes.

But my favorite response was from a public relations firm representing the Responsible Flushing Alliance. They took umbrage with my column, sending an email to “follow up with you to consider an update to your story."

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