When my children were small, I developed an obsession with baby wipes! I started off using them on my babies bottoms, but this then spread to wiping the kitchen surfaces, cleaning the bathroom, taking off my make up... I even used them for cleaning shoes, and my car! I then read about the environmental impact of wipes and the fact that most of them are made of plastic and not bio-degradable. If you watched the BBC's brilliant documentary on plastics last night with Hugh & Anita you will have seen the scale of the wipe crisis in the UK.
So how did I break my addiction? It wasn't easy, I tell you! I had come to heavily depend on them for all manners of things. I now use kitchen roll instead of wipes, for pretty much everything, and a recyclable one, which you can buy from any big supermarket. I just spray the surface with either water or a heavily diluted ecologically friendly cleaning product (I like Method or Ecover) and wipe with kitchen roll, then throw the kitchen roll in the paper recycling - and it seems to work just as well! And is so much easier on the conscience!