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What is wet wipe island and how has it changed the River Thames?

If you’re eating your lunch, we suggest you put it down.A ‘wet wipe island’ the size of two tennis courts has appeared on the Thames, prompting a call from ministers asking people to stop using the items.The government is considering a ban on wet wipes that contain plastic, in order to cut the pollution caused by them being flushed down the lavatory.Rebecca Pow, an environmental minister, said that if members of the public need to use the wipes, then they should not then flush them down the drain afterwards.
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