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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Wet Wipes Industry Asks Congress To Flush D.C. Effort To Set Standards For Bathroom Wipes

Original Source: WAMU 88.5 Marijuana. Guns. Assisted suicide. Those are all issues that have prompted Congress to try and overrule local laws in D.C. Now there’s a new flashpoint: flushable wet wipes. At least one congressional Republican is considering a measure to stop a new D.C. law that regulates when woven wet wipes — like the ones adults ...

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When states backtrack on flushable wipes, quality of life suffers

Original Source: The Hill Since 2014, a number of state and local officials have taken a hard look at a soft and seemingly trivial consumer product — flushable moist wipes. The Washington, D.C., City Council has moved to effectively ban these items, while several state legislatures and city councils have postponed action pending further study. ...

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