Environment News

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…

Fatberg

Why is flushing sanitary products down the toilet bad for our sewers and oceans?

11/06/2018

Underneath our feet, a war is being waged between our ailing Victorian-era sewers and a torrent of sanitary products clogging up our pipes, drains and water courseways. Despite the valiant effort of foot soldiers, like our drainage engineers who tackled the ‘monster’ Whitechapel fatberg in 2017, sanitary products pose a significant threat to sanitation systems…

Don't flush tampons down the toilet

Lanes for Drains welcomes the microbead ban

05/10/2016

The UK government is expected to ban the sale of microbeads by the end of 2017, following advice from the House of Commons Environmental Committee and pressure from environmental campaigners. It’s great news for the oceans (and the country’s drainage system!) But why are microbeads so bad for the environment? What are microbeads? Microbeads are…

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