The government has launched another six-week consultation but its not the first time.

THAMES 21, a charity, in Hammersmith has said says a potential ban on wet wipes will not come soon enough for the river Thames where wet wipe “mounds” build up.

A full-scale ban was first proposed in 2018.

And in a survey in 2021, 96 percent of people said they supported one.

Wet Wipes are thought to be one of the main contributing factors of so called fatbergs – large globular masses in our sewers.

And despite claims on packaging – as many as 90 percent of wipes contain plastic.