NACWA Announces Positive Results from Product Stewardship Meeting
On April Fools Day of all days, NACWA announced on their blog the first meeting of the NACWA, WEF, CWWA and INDA Product Stewardship Initiative was generally positive. The associations are working together on new flushability guidelines for flushable wipes makers but at this meeting wanted to talk about the bigger issues of product labeling and customer education.
All parties involved in both projects seem willing and eager to tackle this problem, and we have seen successful voluntary actions taken by many of these same companies on problems such as plastic microbeads. With the media’s continued interest in the problem, the pressure will be on the wipes industry to make their voluntary successful.