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Our Response to New Government Legislation on Plastic Wipes


Isabel Davison

30th April 2024


In light of the recent announcement by the UK Government regarding the ban on manufacturing and selling wipes containing plastic, we want to assure our Continu Disinfection customers that our disinfectant wipes remain unaffected by this legislation. This ensures that you will continue to receive your essential supplies without disruption.

The UK Government's decision, scheduled to be introduced in July 2024, is part of a broader effort to combat plastic pollution. While this legislation aims to restrict the use of plastic in various products, including wipes, it's essential to note that our disinfectant wipes are exempt from this ban due to their critical role in medical disinfection.

The government's response explicitly states that wet wipes containing plastic will remain available where there is no viable alternative, such as for medical disinfectant purposes. This exemption recognises the necessity of such products for critical purposes, ensuring they remain accessible.

"The government response also sets out exemptions to ensure that wet wipes containing plastic remain available where there is no viable alternative – such as for medical disinfectant purposes. The Government will review the need for these exemptions regularly."
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, 2024.

At Nuview, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and are committed to compliance and sustainability. While our Continu wet wipes are exempt from the legislation as they are not sold to the General Public, we offer a range of plastic-free, biodegradable substrates, as well as liquid disinfectant options, in line with our commitment to reducing environmental impact.

Rest assured that we are here to support you with high-quality, compliant products. For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Chris Steele at or call 01453 872 266.

Thank you for your continued partnership.

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