Affordable hygiene

Of course, I support the banning of plastic wet wipes. I buy the Andrex washlets, which are purely made from paper, that dissolves when flushed.

Whatever the government comes up with, it has to be affordable. Also they are saving time for busy parents who cannot spend a lot of it changing nappies as parents now have to work as well as parent.

It’s mainly parents who use wet wipes, which are now cheap enough to be afforded by poor people.

Wet wipes are the classic example of the purely entrepreneur based economy system.

Develop, manufacture it, sell it, make a profit.

Any damaging effects of products often only emerge after decades of use.

There is no blueprint in law, which automatically would require producers of goods, which later emerge to cause a problem and cost a lot of money to remedy, have to actually contribute towards the cost of the remedies.

People generally revert to law to claim compensation, as they do with asbestos, tobacco etc, but wet wipes, cause damage mainly to the environment, the water industry, local governments.

Basic problem is, most products need to be cheap enough to be afforded and in the case of baby wipes or wet wipes, the hygiene is really important to people and society in general. Yet, the cheapest washables I can get are around 99 p for a pack of 40, whilst wet wipes come in large packs of 100 for far less than this and can be as cheap as 60p for 100 wet wipes.

I think the economy cannot just be left to itself to develop new products, without there being at least laws in place that apportions responsibility for problems, which often cannot be seen to be coming.

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