Discarded Wet Wipes Are Changing the Shape of London’s River Thames

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More than 5,000 discarded wet wipes are changing the shape of the River Thames, according to a London environmental organization. Thames 21, a non-profit that cleans rivers and canals around the city, said its volunteers pulled 5,453 wipes from a small area of the river embankment near Hammersmith last month, an increase of more than 1,000 wipes compared to the same time last year.

“You need to go at low tide to see the mounds forming,” said Kirsten Downer, a member of Thames 21. “The Thames riverbed is changing….

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