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Survey reveals consumers still flushing wipes

May 8, 2023

Despite expensive damage that can be done by flushing wipes, a recent survey identified an ongoing need for awareness about items that should not be flushed. Many consumers still believe baby wipes, personal care wipes, and disinfecting wipes are “flushable.”

That’s according to information released last week by the Washington Association of Water & Sewer Districts.

In 2020, the Washington State legislature adopted a law to enhance package labeling about wipes not being suitable to flush. This survey was the second in a series to compare consumer awareness trends from both before and after implementation of this law, to gauge whether labeling was shifting consumer behavior.

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