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Wet Wipes Clogging Pipes 1.24.2020 1030 js

On Thursday, The California Legislature advanced a bill that would require manufacturers of toiletries such as wet wipes to have clear labeling of “nonwoven disposable products”.

This bill was introduced due to concern among environmentalists who worry the wipes could end up in waterways, as well as the municipal workers who have to clear sewage lines clogged with wet wipes.

While the bill has been weakened due to industry opposition, legislative staff anticipates the bill will strengthen with amendments over time.

The bill is pending a second reading follow the latest amendments.

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