Call for ban on wet wipes as ‘alarming quantities‘ litter beaches

Galway community groups write to Minister Eamon Ryan calling for urgent action over pollution issue

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
27th September, 2020
Call for ban on wet wipes as ‘alarming quantities‘ litter beaches
The Galway PPN said the Covid-19 response had exacerbated the problem of wet wipes being used and disposed of through the sewage system

“Alarming quantities” of wet wipes are washing up onto the shores of Galway Bay and they should be banned as part of new waste laws, according to the Galway County Public Participation Network (PPN).

Writing to Eamon Ryan, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport, the Galway PPN said the Covid-19 response had exacerbated the problem of wet wipes being used and disposed of through the sewage system.

This, they said, was...

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