After an environmental group found over 5,000 wipes in 1250 square feet of a beach by the Thames, the UK is looking into banning wet wipes. It’s part of their initiative to ban all single-use plastics. It turns out the problem with wipes in the UK is so bad that they’re changing the shape of the Thames. What appear to be natural mounds are clumps of wet wipes mixed with mud and twigs. Part of the problem is that there are so many types of wipes. From personal care to household, industrial and even anti-malarial wipes. The other issue is that they get disposed of improperly. All wipes, regardless of the use, should be put in the garbage. Best to avoid wipes all together. There are more eco-friendly alternatives.