Fatbergs: how 'flushable' wet wipes have created an environmental catastrophe

Fatbergs, brought on by an entangled mess of wet wipes ‘mortared collectively’ by fat, oils and grease to type rock-hard materials, are making a ‘actual downside with blockages within the pipes’, in accordance with Sydney Water’s Peter Hadfield. At a single Sydney Water web site at Malabar, six dry tonnes of wipes are collected every single day. ‘People may suppose it is OK simply to pour just a little little bit of oil down their sink or to flush a few wipes throughout the day however once you’ve received 5 million individuals dwelling in your metropolis, collectively that causes a significant downside,’ says Hadfield, who’s a part of the ‘Keep Wipes out of Pipes’ motion group. The Guardian went alongside to Malabar to have a look.

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