Those pristine wet wipes that promise to tidy your tush seem innocent enough. They often come in blue or white packages and encourage you to treat yourself because, well, you deserve better than toilet paper. Best of all, you’re told, these wet wipes break down when you flush them.
But here’s the problem: While wet wipes may leave your behind sparkly clean, not all break down in sewer systems. Rather, they congeal and morph into gigantic, black, oily monstrosities that look more like they belong in a Stephen King film than anywhere near any city.