National "WIPPES" Act

HR 4602: Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety Act (2021)

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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.

Status:

  • 7/21/2021: Introduced in the House, referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.​​​​

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