Responsible Consumption and Production

Top Chains to BAN Plastic-Based Wipes

Boots joins Tesco and Holland & Barrett in their mission.

Boots has announced that it is joining Tesco and Holland & Barrett in their pledge to cease the sale of plastic-based wet wipes by the end of the year.

Instead, the stores will stock plant-based alternatives.

Last year, Boots sold over 800 millions wipes.  However, most wet wipes are not biodegradable, and thus despite many being marketed as ‘flushable’, they often take over a hundred years to disappear from landfill and regularly clog up sewage systems, cause ocean pollution and harm wildlife.


Posted by Claire Edwards 3 June 2022

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