Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Out of sight, out of mind?

Bin It, Don't Block It

New UK Campaign to educate people on what should and shouldn't be washed away down the drain. We are so behind in the USA!! Just because our sewer system may be more modern we still abuse it!

Tonnes of fat dug out from London's sewers

Next time you're tempted to pour leftover cooking oil down the sink, think again. A team of British sewer flushers is up against what they describe as "solid wall of fat" under London's Leicester square, the result of years of careless flushing by the city's inhabitants.

Most products which claim to be flushable, such as wet wipes, tampons, or cotton buds, in fact aren't. Just because you can wash them down your sink or flush them doesn't mean you should - it could come back to haunt you if your sewage overflows!

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