Why are you flushing that down the toilet?

Original Source: LA Times It can be mind-boggling to think about what life must have been like before refrigeration, running water, disposable wipes and feminine hygiene products. Living without these essential items and comforts seems impossible, yet many of our ancestors grew up in such a world. With these conveniences, however, come new res...

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Fight over labeling of ‘flushable’ wipes headed to federal court

Original Source: The Washington Post The question of whether flushable wipes — used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper — are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District over a new city law regulating when such wipes can be labeled “flushable.” ...

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Flushable Wipes Class Action Lawsuit Dropped in Iowa

Original Source: Nonwovens Industry INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the settlement of the class action lawsuit brought by the City of Perry, IA, in which Perry alleged damages from flushable wipes manufactured by a number of flushable wipes producers. In dropping its lawsuit, Perry admitted that since the inception...

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Our sewers are clogged, but flushable wipes are not the culprit

Original Source: Washington Examiner Despite coast-to-coast talk about potholed roads, collapsing bridges and an antiquated air traffic control system, one infrastructure problem remains a puzzle — well-publicized backups in some municipal sewer systems around the nation, and charges that the cause is a recently popular personal hygiene product...

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Flushability is a Hot Topic at WOW

Original Source: Nonwovens Industry A team of industry experts closed out this year’s World of Wipes conference with a special session dedicated to one of the wipes industry’s hottest issues—flushability. Speakers provided WOW attendees with progress on the four central pillars of INDA’s flushability strategy—communication, code of practice, te...

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