Meet Metro Vancouver’s two new mascots: Pee and Poo

While they might look more like they belong on an episode of South Park, Metro Vancouver proudly chose Pee and Poo as its two new mascots

While they might look more like they belong on an episode of South Park, Metro Vancouver proudly chose Pee and Poo as its two new mascots.

That’s right: two people, one dressed as a giant turd, and the other, dressed as a large droplet of pee, paraded around Waterfront SkyTrain Station on Monday, April 29 as part of the region’s “Unflushables campaign” launch.

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The campaign aims to get the message out that only pee, poo and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet. It also includes a list of things that often get flushed down the toilet, but shouldn’t.

For example, Metro Vancouver tweeted about disposable wipes, using a cute, animated box of wipes to explain why these products shouldn’t be flushed. The green box, equipped with pink lips and a cheerful voice, remarks that, “Even if the package says flushable, wipes like me go in the garbage.”

The launch video also notes that dental floss, hair, tampon applicators, condoms, medications, and paper towel shouldn’t go down the toilet. It also shows footage of massive clogs being pulled out of drains by employees.

“Our sewage system doesn’t get enough respect,” states Director Richard Stewart, Chair, Metro Vancouver Liquid Waste Committee. “I think we really have to, as consumers, understand that what gets flushed doesn’t just disappear.”

Unflushables Launch 2019: Meet Poo and Pee

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