Waste 360: The Battle Over Flushable Wipes: Why Recyclers Should Pay Attention

Original Source: Waste 360 Homemakers once relied on discarded textiles such as sheets, towels and cloth diapers for household cleaning. And the fact that cloth rags could be washed and reused repeatedly was considered a bonus. For discreet sanitary needs, humans were more imaginative, but their options seem implausible by today’s standards. Mos...

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The Washington Times: Flushing the Constitution

Original source: Washington Times Washington D.C.’s city government is nationally known for its anti-business bias. A law enacted late last year and scheduled to take effect on New Year’s Day 2018 shows why. The ordinance regulates the labeling of — hold onto your seat — moist flushable toilet wipes, said to be found in a fifth of American home...

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The L.A. Times: 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 resp...

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The Washington Post: 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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Nonwovens Industry: 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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