Kinney, the New Jersey plumber who has fished countless wipes out of local drains, agrees. Kinney, a master plumber with Jersey Plumbing Service in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has spent countless hours dredging up wet wipes from blocked sewers. Soon, Italian families in the area were starting their own mushroom farms and passing them down from generation to generation. They use synthetic logs, made of sawdust and other plant materials, Jolly tells viewers.
As The Salt's Dan Charles has reported , the idea then took root among Italian immigrants hired to do physical labor. Wipes manufacturers often cite a study that analyzed the number of wet wipes, "flushable" or otherwise, that flowed into a wastewater treatment facility in New York City in one day. This story was originally published on April To keep them moist, the logs are bundled together and given a good dunk in water.