Leading the Way to Promote the Safe Disposal of Nonwovens Fabrics
Flushability has been a major area of focus for INDA since 2005. At that time, INDA Members and EDANA Members (the European nonwovens association) formed task forces to address the flushability of wipe products. Technical experts from INDA Member companies and EDANA Member companies worked together to develop an overall approach and a set of test methods. These test methods were based on the pooled experience of individual companies and drew upon expertise from academia, consultancy and the wastewater industry.
In partnership with EDANA, INDA then issued a Guidance Document to help wipe manufacturers assess whether their products should be flushed into the wastewater stream. The guidance document was first released in 2008, with a second edition published in 2009. The third edition is in process and slated for future release.
Whether it is working with other associations, treatment plant managers and government officials or conducting wastewater treatment plant studies, INDA is there every step of the way to ensure that INDA Members are good, responsible stewards of our environment.
It is important that non-flushable products be labeled “No Flush”. A clear communication on packaging will educate consumers and prevent problems at waste water treatment facilities.
For your convenience, INDA has designed a “No Flush” logo for you to download. There are no size or color requirements. If you have questions, please contact Steve Ogle, Director of Technical Affairs, (919) 233-1210 ext 148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Flushability guidelines are available to INDA members and Waste Water Facilities free of charge.
INDA members can click the link below to place your order.
Waste Water Facilities must contact Regina Spitzer at 919-233-1210 ext. 128 (email@example.com) to order your copy.
To view the Executive Summary for the Flushability Guidelines, visit:
Flushability Executive Summary
To order the Flushability Guidelines (Free for INDA Members), visit: