The Waste that won’t go away

Yuk! Now this may be straight out of the ‘too much information’ department, but what people throw away creates a mammoth headache for local authorities all around the country.

In Wellington for instance, the city council’s waste-water infrastructure struggles daily with the tonnes of nappy liners, wet wipes, tampons and sanitary pads being flushed down city sewers, causing blockages in Wellington’s sewerage systems. Council staff say clearing out the system costs Wellington City ratepayers more than $100,000 a year……

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