Labour MP proposes banning wet wipes containing plastics

Labour MP Fleur Anderson has proposed a new law which would ban wet wipes containing plastic.

In a ten minute rule motion, the MP for Putney said that in 2019, a staggering 11 billion wet wipes were used in the UK.

“The plastic in wet wipes breaks down into microplastics, which don’t dissolve ever. They never biodegrade.”

Anderson told the House of Commons: “There are alternatives. We need legislation because the scale of the problem is so big, so damaging and increasing so fast.”