Education News

How we’re changing people’s toilet waste disposal habits

30/08/2018

Lanes Group is on a mission to educate people across the UK about the damage caused when hidden plastics found in household products such as wet wipes, sanitary towels, tampons, nappies and much more, are flushed down the toilet. As you may have already read, we have been raising awareness of hidden plastics and explaining…

93% of Brits support fatberg fight, but 59% oppose govt wet wipe ban

22/08/2018

Baby wipes and antibacterial household wipes are the most common types of disposable wipes in British households, used by 44% and 52% of people respectively. 59% of people said they would not support the proposed government blanket ban on the sale of disposable wipes, which was suggested in May this year. The most common reason…

Wet wipe pile removed from drain

Fatberg fever: how the ‘Monster of Whitechapel’ has become a national treasure

22/08/2018

It’s been almost a full year since valiant engineers from Thames Water and Lanes Utilities emerged victorious in their epic battle against the infamous Whitechapel fatberg, a colossal 130-tonne mass of congealed fat, oil, grease and sanitary products that was discovered blocking a 250-metre stretch of sewers beneath the streets of London. It was one…

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How we’re changing people’s toilet waste disposal habits

22/08/2018

Lanes Group is on a mission to educate people across the UK about the damage caused when hidden plastics found in household products such as wet wipes, sanitary towels, tampons, nappies and much more, are flushed down the toilet. As you may have already read, we have been raising awareness of hidden plastics and explaining…

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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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