Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

Sep 12, 2019

When you think of an environmental warrior, you may think of Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez or teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Among the last things you might think of are the cutesy bathroom signs in freshman dorms that remind students not to flush underwear ⁠— or roommate ⁠— down the toilet. These signs are silly, but they serve a crucial remind that the sewage system is only capable of handling number-one, number-two and toilet paper. Choosing to flush feminine hygiene products, wipes, and contact lenses might seem inconsequential, but these careless actions cost taxpayers and, more importantly, our environment.

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