Overview: The Growing Controversy Over Disposable Wipes

INDA is the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics industry to which all wipes substrate manufacturers and most converters belong. It is a trade association of companies advancing the nonwovens industry, which includes wipes, absorbent hygiene products for baby care, femcare, and incontinence, and a variety of industrial products from filtration m...

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Myths vs. Facts

Myth #1:  Flushable wipes are the biggest culprit in clogging sewage systems. Fact #1:  Paper towels consistently make up the largest portion of debris found on wastewater system filter screens accounting for almost 50%*. This isn’t surprising, considering that 44% of people who flush non-flushable items admit to flushing paper towels**. After ...

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What’s Really Being Flushed That Shouldn’t Be?

   Forensic Evaluation of Non-Dispersables: New York City Law Department  To read entire study, click here.  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (NYC DEP’s) Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Facility is located on Wards Island in the East River (between Manhattan and the Astoria section of Queens). Fuss & O’Neill me...

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Why Legislation Is Misguided On This Issue

  Legislation such as Intro 666-A in New York City will have very serious damaging consequences on small businesses. Enforcement fines will hit small businesses, placing another financial burden on local business owners with limited resources. Any storeowner who sells wipes that should not be sold according to Intro 666 would be fined up to $2,...

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