Kindr Biodegradable Baby Wipes

Wet wipes containing plastic to be banned

It was announced last week that wet water wipes containing plastic will be banned in England next year.

Environment minister Therese Coffey, told BBC News that in a bid to tackle water pollution they are working on the ban on plastic-based wipes which should come into force in the next year following a consultation.

Wet wipes flushed down toilets cause 93% of sewer blockages including so-called fatbergs and cost around £100m a year to clear up.

Around 90% of wipes contained plastic in 2021, including most big name brands. Kindr will soon be launching plastic-free biodegradable wipes as plastics do not break down and over time the wipes become snagged and stick together, causing sewage to stop moving through pipes. 

Some companies, including Boots and Tesco, have already stopped the sale of wet wipes which contain plastic, this is why we have been working with UK manufacturers to create plastic free, biodegradable baby wipes. Containing 99% pure water and fragrance free so these water wipes are kind on baby’s delicate skin.  

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