Why ‘flushable’ wipes are bad for your pipes and the planet

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 9 December 2015

9 mins

According to a recent investigation by Choice Australia, wet wipes advertised as ‘flushable’ aren’t really that flushable. We talk to journalist Kate Browne about how the testing and how they can cause hundreds of dollars of damage in plumbing problems. We also learn what the word ‘fatberg’ means and it ain’t pretty. Watch Choice's wipes-in-a-blender video test

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