Times Ledger: Queens Chamber says ban on flushable wipes could hurt business

Original Source: Times Ledger A proposed bill that would ban the sale of flushable wipes is being met with resistance. New York lawmakers introduced a bill in February 2015 that would prohibit wipes from being labeled as flushable unless the wipes pass a test determined by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection. According to the bill, ...

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The Washington Examiner: Time to flush DC's ban on flushable wipes

Original Source: Washington Examiner As Congress and the new administration focus on infrastructure, we have our own infrastructure challenges in Washington, D.C., none more than with our storm and sanitary sewer systems. Technological innovations are among the sources of those challenges, and innovation will be key to effective response. Sewer...

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The Washington Times: Wiping out the Commerce Clause

Original source: The Washington Times D.C.’s flushable wipes bill would prevent companies from selling their product across the nation ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Flushable wipes” are a small product. But if not vetoed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a bill just passed by the D.C. City Council will place those wipes at the center of a very significant lawsu...

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The Washington Post: ‘Flushable’ wipes might need to meet a new standard for D.C. toilets

Original Source: Washington Post Pre-moistened personal wipes labeled as “flushable” — popular with potty-training toddlers and other consumers looking beyond traditional toilet paper — soon might have to meet new government rules for toilets in the nation’s capital. Under legislation passed unanimously Tuesday by the D.C. Council, wipes market...

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The Washington Examiner: Why is the DC Council trying to flush freedom down the toilet?

Original Source: Washington Examiner "Banning flushable wipes won't eliminate the demand for moist bottom cleansers. Instead, some wipers will switch to non-degradable wipes which could get flushed, further feeding the sludge beast beneath Washington's streets."

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