Local democracy takes a hit as council and other public bodies in Milton Keynes respond to coronavirus outbreak Frustrated shoppers forced to substitute kitchen roll for toilet paper could have dire consequences on the sewage system in Milton Keynes, an expert has warned. A mass switch to kitchen roll or baby wipes could easily cause the pipes to become blocked and chaos would result, said leading supply chain academic Professor Richard Wilding from Cranfield School of Management. He said: “We are seeing shortages of toilet paper but worryingly also shortages of paper kitchen towels and industrial paper towel used for example, in garages and workshops and other wipe products. “If kitchen towels, baby wipes or industrial papers are used as a replacement for toilet paper, our sewage systems could readily become blocked with the resulting chaos and increased health risks associated with this. Ultimately, water companies may not have the infrastructure and equipment to unblock the sewer system.” With shelves empty of toilet roll all over MK, panic buyers’ attention has switched to kitchen roll. And this too is now being rationed to two or three rolls per customer in majo...