DITCH THE WIPES!
Consumer NZ wants manufacturers of flushable wipes to drop claims these products are “flushable”.
A Consumer test of 11 flushable wipes found they don’t break down readily and can block sewers.
Consumer chief executive Sue Chetwin said marketing of these wipes had increased sales but the products had deservedly attracted flack because of problems they can cause.
“Despite claims these products are safe to flush, our test found they don’t break down readily. The result can be an unwelcome bill from your plumber,” Ms Chetwin said.