Boots joins push to end sale of plastic-based wet wipes

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The retailer sold 800 million wet wipes last year, but plans to end the sale of such products containing plastic by the end of 2022

Boots has become the latest retailer to commit to banning the sale of all plastic-based wet wipes from its stores, having written to its suppliers across the UK and Ireland to inform them it will remove...

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