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You're probably using disposable wipes wrong. How to avoid harming the planet, the sewers

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/07/disposable-wipes-can-impact-sewers-landfills-waterways-and-health/1777416001/

Disposable wipes: Pull one out of the container, wipe down the entire kitchen and bathroom, then flush it down the toilet, right?

While the wipes are a convenient and easy-to-use product that serve a variety of helpful purposes, many Americans may be using them incorrectly – and could be hurting the sewers, the planet and our health, experts say.

Whether it's flushing a nonflushable wipe or using antibacterial products to excess, misusing disposable wipes that can create costly "fatbergs" or cause potentially long-term damage to the environment.

Here's a look at how not to use the wipes, and easy alternatives that can make them  work better in your life: