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UK water companies have written to Trading Standards over misleading packaging of wet wipes and other sanitary products that claim these items are ‘flushable’.

These so-called 'flushable' products cause misery to millions of people around the world by blocking sewers and contributing to floods in their homes and wider environment.

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Today’s report from the Consumer Council for Water shows that while written complaints are marginally down on last year, it is the eighth successive annual reduction and written complaints are now down 60% compared to eight years ago.

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An effective response to the significant and growing risk of drought in England and Wales is possible if concerted action is taken now, according to new research published by the water industry today.

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The Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced plans to ban microbeads in cosmetic and cleaning products in the UK by 2017. This follows a report by the Environmental Audit Committee highlighting the damaging impact they can have on the marine environment.

The following links change the content below

  1. UK water companies complain to Trading Standards about 'flushable' products
  2. 21st Century Drainage
  3. Complaints fall for eighth successive year
  4. Research shows more action needed to protect against growing drought risk
  5. Plastic microbeads to be banned by 2017
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