Industry Groups Develop Flushability Guidelines

A global alliance of suppliers, manufacturers and associations has developed a guidance document
providing information on how to assess the flushability of consumer products. Coordinated by Cary,
N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and the Brussels-based International
Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA), the document defines flushability
and describes assessing a product’s compatibility with home plumbing fixtures and drain lines, as
well as measures for onsite product disposal and municipal wastewater treatment options.

INDA and EDANA will publish the guidelines, which will be presented at the World of Wipes
International Conference to be held in July in Atlanta. Members of either association can obtain a
copy at no cost, while non-members can purchase the guidelines for $3,000.

May 27, 2008