The great leap backwards: Spit washing

Thanks to Eugenie Sage and her incurable desire to ban things, it looks like we will be welcoming back spit washing and traumatising the children all because she wants to ban wet wipes: Quote:

The Associate Minister for the Environment is encouraging people to flush nothing but “pee, poo and paper” down the loo, as blockages caused by the flushing of wet wipes becomes an “expensive and increasing” problem.

Wet wipes are also causing huge – and disgusting – problems in the United Kingdom, where they are blamed for causing 93 percent of blocked sewerage pipes.

More than 5000 of the little white things were recovered from just 116m2 of the Thames River.

That problem could be eliminated as the UK government considers a ban on single-use plastics like straws, cotton swabs and wet wipes within 25 years. Under the ban, manufacturers will have to make such products biodegradable if they want to keep selling them in the United Kingdom.

Eugenie Sage, the Associate Minister for the Environment, didn’t commit to eliminating single-use wet wipes but said she’s keeping “a close watch” on what’s happening the UK.

“As Wellington Water says, the only thing people should flush down the loo is ‘pee, poo and paper (toilet paper that is)’,” she told Newshub.

“Wet wipes are an absolute headache because they can block pipes and help cause fatbergs, and block screens in wastewater pipes.”

Ms Sage encouraged manufacturers to think about the design of their products to make sure they can be reused, recycled or composted.

“In the case of wet wipes, these would need to be fully biodegradable, like toilet paper, in a sewerage system,” she said. End quote.

What won’t she ban? It might be a shorter list.

We shouldn’t be surprised that these dirty hippies want to bring back spit washing.

Next thing they will ban underarm, razors and waxing. Then they will require all women to wear dungarees. I can’t wait for them to ban toilet paper and insist we use reusable cloth. The mandatory long drops or composting toilets will really help with public sanitation as well.


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