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17:12

LifeStyle

Sales of contact lenses and ‘de-misting’ products soar in Malaga

susana zamora

Spanish Optical Sector Federation noting a 72.9% rise in contact lens sales in the third trimester of 2020. On top of this, the usage of de-misting sprays and wipes has also been on the rise. Manuel Gómez, a spokesperson for popular contact lens ... unsurprisingly though, contact lenses tend to be more popular among younger people. For those opting for glasses, sprays and wipes have been the most common tools to beat the mist. The high demand for these products has been noted by Malaga opticians, such as

13:32

Local

Notable increase in wet wipes in Malaga's sewage systems since lockdown began

Francisco JIMÉNEZ

Sewage plant operators in Malaga province have reported an increase in wet wipes present in waste water systems since the coronavirus crisis began. Malaga's provincial authority, the Diputación, which manages a number of sewage plants in smaller ... towns in inland Malaga through a consortium, has reported a "notable increase" since the lockdown began in mid-March. Unlike toilet paper, which decomposes in a matter of hours, wet wipes take up to two weeks to biodegrade. They are one of the main ... causes of blockages, faults and leaks in sewage systems and 90 per cent of the 400 tonnes of non-organic waste which are removed from sewage systems each month is wet wipes.

11:18

Local

Nerja seabed is covered with nine tonnes of used wet wipes

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

Imagine, if you can, a seabed where instead of thriving seagrass there is a carpet of wet wipes. One already exists on the Costa del Sol, just 700 metres from the Maro-Cerro Gordo nature reserve, near Nerja. Guardia Civil investigators and ... three metres deep, full of plastic and other solid waste, but mostly wet wipes.

13:33

Local

Volunteers collect over 400 kilos of waste on Axarquía beaches

E. C.

Rincón de la Victoria. The most common items collected included plastics, cans, bottles, clothes and shoes, tyres, wet wipes bags and cigarette butts. The day formed part of a national beach cleanup event organised by the network of beach guardians.

12:45

Local

Wet wipes are causing big problems for the sewage treatment system

francisco Jiménez

Cotton buds, tampons, condoms, bits of food, used oil, nappies... people throw a wide variety of things down the lavatory, but what is causing the biggest headaches for the people who look after our sewage pipes are wet wipes; originally designed to ... or directly into the sea through the spillways. The problem is especially serious on rainy days because in most towns the rainwater and waste use the same pipes and these end up overflowing. Laboratory tests show that the majority of wet wipes take ... causes the most frequent problems, is the daily avalanche of wet wipes. It can't deal with them because they are made with textile fibres which form a skein, and this is impossible to undo; as well as blocking the pipes they also break the equipment. Wet

11:33

Local

A bad habit that is good for drain-cleaning companies

Francisco JIMÉNEZ

“When we started in 1999 we were one of only three companies of this type. Now there are 25 in this province but we have even more work than we did then, mainly because people's pipes keep getting blocked by wet wipes.” Enrique Godoy, the head of ... Desatoros Malaga, describes perfectly the situation caused by people throwing wet wipes down the lavatory: plenty of work for the drain-cleaning companies, but a major headache for sewage companies. “The problem, apart from them not decomposing, is that ... wipes into the rubbish bin, not down the toilet. “Obviously it would be good for us if they threw even more away like that, but we honestly tell them not to do it. When we are called out by a community of owners we always explain the problems that wet

13:34

Local

Urgent repairs as parents report a sewage pipe burst by San Pedro school

NIEVES CASTRO

...councillors by parents at the school who had complained of a nauseating smell and faeces and wet wipes in the street. A spokesperson for Hidralia, Carlos Corral, told SUR that that replacement piping was put in place last Sunday, 11 March, and that the

14:26

Local

A fantastic summer for swimming in the sea

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

...people on the beach. We find plastic, food containers, bags and a huge amount of wet-wipes," he says. The third factor which Manuel Vargas says has been making this "the perfect summer for swimmers" is that there have been hardly any jellyfish, like