There is a giant fatberg growing in our sewage system

There is a giant fatberg monster growing in our sewage systems.

In 2019, two giant fatbergs of 40 and 60 tons respectively (the size of a bus) were found blocking the sewage system in Central London. And many other cities are facing the same problem!

What is a giant Fatberg?

It’s a huge mass of non-degradable rubbish accumulated in the sewers. Sewage systems are being clogged up by wet wipes, sanitary towels, oils and other non-degradable stuff flushed through the toilets.

What can we do?

Only flush the 3 P’s: Pee, Poo and (toilet) Paper. Everything else goes in the bin! (Read our article about this). You can also save so much unnecessary waste by turning to reusable alternatives for many of these products.

Instead of wet wipes, you can use small towels or cloths with warm water. For babies, add baby oil. Wash them after use.

Instead of single-use tampons or sanitary pads, switch to the cup! You only need to empty it every 10 to 12 hours, lasts for 10 years and you will make great savings in cash and waste!

Instead of single-use cotton pads, switch to reusable make up remover pads. Cotton pads often contain some plastic and will not degrade easily.

Where can I find more alternatives to single-use plastic products?

The most common switch is ditching the single-use plastic bottle for a reusable and durable water bottle. But there are many more! 

You can find reusable food covers, reusable takeaway containers, reusable coffee cups, reusable napkins, reusable straws, reusable nappies and so many more!

Have a look at our eco-brand directory, where we have recommendations of brands for each category of products. 

What is the eco-brand directory?

It is just a catalogue of sustainable brands, that we classified by type of product to make the search easier. You can find eco-brands for phone cases, for clothing, for cleaning products, anything you need! It’s not an online shop, we don’t sell the products ourselves. Just a catalogue with brands that we have tried and that we love. Click here to have a look

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Find hundreds of easy eco tips and learn how to be more eco friendly, go zero waste, reduce your carbon footprint and many other ways to help the planet. Find also news, facts, information and quotes to learn more about topics like climate change, global warming, plastic pollution, energy savings, recycling, and many more! We think raising awareness is the first step towards a greener world, so help us share this!