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How using eco-friendly feminine hygiene products can help you fight plastic pollution

14/09/2018

As part of our ongoing ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign, we’ve talked extensively about how the improper disposal of tampons and sanitary towels is one of the biggest causes of troublesome drain blockages. The reason for this is that many of these products contain hidden plastics that aren’t immediately noticeable or recognisable, but nevertheless prevent the…

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Lanes pledges to back bin the wet wipe campaign

17/08/2018

Lanes Group plc is backing a month-long campaign by Thames Water to get people to pledge not to flush wet wipes down the loo. Wet wipes wrongly disposed of down toilets are one of the main causes of blockages in drains and sewers. They are also a key ingredient in sewer-clogging fatbergs. Thames Water’s campaign,…

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Putting hidden and nonwoven plastic under the microscope

07/08/2018

As part of our ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign we’ve been discussing why sanitary products are a menace for our sewers and seas when they are not disposed of correctly. In our previous blog post, we discussed why they’re so troublesome, and talked about the problem in detail. But exactly why are sanitary items so difficult…

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