Ban Plastic in Wet Wipes
Thank you for supporting my campaign to #BanPlasticInWetWipes. You can download shareable social media content to show your support to your friends and family by clicking here. You can also find my press release here.
The UK uses a staggering 11 billion wet wipes per year and 90% of those contain plastic. This is causing untold damage to our water systems and marine environments.
As a mother of four children, I completely understand the pressures that parents are under and the difficulties that can bring when trying to cut down on plastic and make the right choices for the environment.
I know that parents want to do the right things and all I am saying is that we can make it easier on them and on everyone who relies on the use of wet wipes every day.
Everyone should bin and not flush wet wipes, but either way they contain plastic which gets in the environment and kills wildlife. My Bill comes in the same week as world leaders are meeting for COP26 and will show that the UK can take serious action and ban plastic from wet wipes made and sold in the UK.
The first reading of my 10 Minute Rule Bill is on Tuesday 2nd November and I am delighted to have cross-party support and the support of organisations such as the Marine Conservation Society, Thames 21, the Green Alliance, Water UK, Thames Water and the WWF.
Enough is enough – let’s #BanPlasticInWetWipes once and for all.