You might not spot the connection between fat from your pots and plates and wet wipes, but we know it well. When used fat and oil, food scraps and sanitary waste go down plugholes and toilet bowls, they don’t disappear. They go into the sewer, get stuck together and cause a blockage.
At any one time there are 10,000s of tonnes of waste down there. And when the sewers get blocked, wastewater comes up in our streets, causing bad smells around our homes and businesses.
It’s bad for our environment. It’s bad for our businesses. And it costs £6 million to clear, every year.