- Have a lined bin near all the loos in your home
- Have odour and leak-proof bags nearby e.g. nappy bags or sanitary disposal bags
- Bin everything other than the 3Ps: pee, paper, poo
- Encourage your family, friends and neighbours to Love Your Loo, as we all have a part to play.
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But so many of these products say they are flushable and biodegradable!
We know - confusing isn't it? As well as spending £millions a year to clean and upgrade our sewers, we are working with the rest of the water industry to encourage manufacturers and retailers to label their products responsibly.
In the meantime our customers have told us they are confused about what can and can't be flushed. They also think it's our job to tell them, so here we are!
Flushable on the packaging refers to being able to pass though the toilet bowl. Even though they disappear from your toilet bowl, because they don't break down fast enough they build up in pipes and cause blockages. They should be disposed of via the bin and not the loo.
Things like wipes and sanitary products don't break down as quickly as toilet paper. Even though they say biodegradable they take much longer to break down, which is why they contribute to blockages and should be disposed of via the bin and not the loo.
|Need a little bit more help to harness your flushing skills then check out handy guide - Should I flush it?|
Ban the sale of wet wipes that have “flushable” on the packet.