A huge mass of wet wipes has formed in the Thames in London, changing the course of the river.
Ministers are urging the public to not flush wet wipes, and are considering a ban on those that contain plastic.
Ministers have asked people to stop using wet wipes, and the government is considering banning those that contain plastic.
Fleur Anderson, a Labour MP, warned that when flushed down the drains, wet wipes don't disintegrate and instead end up in the Thames, England's second-longest river.
Most wet wipes are made with plastic, which does not break down when flushed, according to environmental charity Thames21.
The charity is urging the government to ban wet wipes containing plastic and is calling for regulation to label how wet wipes should be disposed of clearly.
Wet wipes were found in densities of between 50 and 200 per square meter (around 540 to 2150 per square feet) at these hotspots. »