“Flushable” wipes are ruining sewage plants

Wipes and other products that get flushed down the toilet cause millions of dollars in problems for cities like New York. They clog up the machinery at sewage plants like the Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Verge Science video team went to see the damage wipes can do, and got up close and personal with the bits of fabric that cost cities millions and millions of dollars each year to manage.

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