Product Manufacturers

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The deadline to adopt the Fourth Edition Guidelines for Assessing the Flushability of Disposable Nonwoven Products (2018) and the Labeling Code of Practice (2nd Edition 2017) was November 1, 2018.

If you manufacture, market or convert nonwoven disposable products, or provide nonwovens substrates to this segment, then we invite you to join us.

Since 2008, INDA and EDANA have published Guidelines along with a labeling Code of Practice to help companies assess their product prior to making a flushable claim.  We also promote one consistent “Do Not Flush” symbol to be used on products that do not meet the Guidelines or have a significant potential to be flushed, even if not designed or marketed for this purpose.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to join with other leaders in the nonwovens industry and adopt the Guidelines and labeling Code of Practice. By doing so, you can have confidence in your flushable claim, correctly label those products that should not be flushed, and do the right thing for our environment and waterways.

We suggest you begin with Edition Four of the Guidelines and the labeling Code of Practice.

If you need any other information, or want more information about joining this on-going effort, feel free to contact Matt O’Sickey, Director of Education & Technical Affairs at

Note: INDA Members, please contact Misty Ayers, Marketing Administrator, to obtain your free copy of the Flushability Test Methods.

For the most up-to-date resources, including the Northern and Southern California Collection Study Report, infographics, and videos, visit Fact vs Myth on the #FlushSmart website.