New York takes the first big step in eliminating wipes

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New York may have come up with a solution on how to wipe out the wipes madness: A new bill is in the works that would fine any store that sells wet wipes that don’t comply with stiff new regulations.

How much would they be fined? A whopping $2,500.

How would stores know which wipes they can and can’t sell? Easy. This bill would also prohibit non-wovens manufacturers from labeling their wipes as “flushable” unless they’ve passed a series of tests that have been set forth by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Why New York? The states’ aging pipes are requiring them to act quickly to nix the wipes clogs problem in order to avoid a major catastrophe.

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