On 14 October 2023, the public consultation on the UK-wide proposal to ban the manufacture, supply, and sale of wet wipes containing plastic, was published. This regulation is being proposed due to the negative environmental impacts associated with single-use plastic products, incorrect disposal, and the fact that there are already alternatives to plastic-containing wet wipes. The consultation opened on 14 October 2023 and closes on 25 November 2023.

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