‘Flushable’ Wipes Clogging up Sewer System in New York City

While “flushable” wipes are marketed as convenient, some lawmakers say they’re a huge inconvenience and want changes in how they’re sold.

“In the past we’d pull things out, normal stuff that you’d see in street, litter like a tin can, a plastic bottle,” said Vinny Sapienza, the Deputy Commissioner of DEP.

Now the Department of Environmental Protection would be happy to find that kind of garbage in their sewer system, instead they’re inundated with wipes for your behind.

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