Do we usually think before flushing a toilet? In some public or portable toilet facilities, we see notices advising us to put used toilet towels in the bin. A lot of people adhere to these directives while a few either subconsciously or consciously ignore this instruction or flush hand towels regardless. Besides hand towels, wet wipes are believed to be one of the most popular items flushed down the toilets and this led to a report from the European Federation of National Associations of Water and Waste Water Services, publishing a report titled “Toilets are not bins.” The negative impact of flushing personal care and other products (except toilet rolls) is that it has contributed to a massive plumbing cost. Plumbers from the European Zone identified an approximate of 1 billion Euros worth of clogging and drainage issues. Majority of these damages were as a result of flushing wet wipes. It is important to touch on other materials that should not be flushed down a toilet.
Things you should avoid flushing down the toilet:
These are a few things that should not be flushed down the private or public toilets. Other materials that should not make their way down our toilets include medications, paper towels, cigarette butts, kitty litter, hair, cooking grease, food and bleach.
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