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Half Of Wet Wipes Not As Environmentally Friendly As Advertised

Half of wet wipes found in a study of Irish waters were branded as 'flushable' but actually contained microplastic pollutants.

The survey, co-authored by NUI Galway, carried out research into white fibre pollutants in the waters around three treatment plants in Galway city, Bell Harbour in Clare and Bellacragher in Mayo.
Lead author Liam Morrison from NUIG says the Covid-19 crisis may have made the situation worse.

 

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