You may think flushable wet bum wipes are the greatest thing since indoor plumbing, or maybe just a new frontier of profit for the personal-hygiene industry. But your municipal government thinks they're a serious and costly problem.
While they might make you feel oh so fresh after a visit to the washroom, officials say the wipes are clogging municipal sewer systems and it's costing at least $250 million a year to clear the blockages, The Canadian Press reports.
Personal wipes have been around for a while, targeted mainly at women, but a recent TV ad campaign for Cottonelle wipes signals the industry is pushing to broaden use of the product.
The commercials feature a perky young woman with an English accent asking men and women "how do you like to wipe your bum?"
These ads creep my out almost as much as the toilet paper-challenged bears but I guess anything is welcome if it reduces those embarrassing underwear skid marks, huh.
The Associated Press reported in September that wipes are aRead More »from Flushable wipes constipating our sewer systems, officials claim