WSAA welcomes the announcement by the ACCC that it is taking action concerning false or misleading representations in relation to ‘flushable’ wipes marketed and supplied in Australia.

WSAA and the urban water industry in Australia and New Zealand have been concerned for some time about the contribution of wet wipes products to pipe blockages and in turn disruption to customer services, extra costs and impacts on the environment. 

Together with over 300 international water utilities and partner organisations, WSAA and its members have signed a global statement outlining that only the 3Ps – Pee, Poo and toilet Paper – should be flushed.

The international statement also includes key requirements for a future standard for products that seek to be considered ‘flushable’ and calls on manufacturers of wipes and personal hygiene products to give consumers clear and unambiguous information about appropriate disposal methods.

12 Dec 2016

Sandi Kolbe

Sandi Kolbe

Communications Manager