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A new standard for flushable wet wipes has been announced, amid concerns about sewer-blocking fatbergs, solid masses of fat, wet wipes and grease, which can be hundreds of feet long.

Water UK, the industry body, says wipes will need to pass strict tests to gain the approved logo, Fine to Flush.

It said wet wipes labelled flushable do not break down and are behind 93% of blockages in UK sewers.

There are some 300,000 sewer blockages each year, costing the country £100m.

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