National "WIPPES" Act
HR 4602 Wastewater Infrastructure
Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety Act (2021)
The Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act, introduced by Congressman Lowenthal and Congresswoman McClain would require manufacturers of non-flushable wet wipes to clearly and prominently display a “DO NOT FLUSH” label on their packaging and would set fines for manufacturers that do not follow the regulation.
The bill would also create an education program to inform consumers of the meaning of the new labeling, why the new labeling is required, and the adverse impact of these wipes on water infrastructure systems when flushed.
As of 7/21, this bill has been introduced in the House, referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
You can help show your support for this legislation by writing a letter to your legislators using our Model Letter of Support, which you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org & Danielle.Branz@mail.house.gov
Press Release, 7/21/2021