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Wastewater and its Impact on Society with Melody LaBella

06.28.2024

Understanding the impact of wastewater and its prevalence in our daily lives is critical. Believe it or not, wastewater is a key component of what keeps our communities thriving. Not only is wastewater comprised of…

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Three Ways to Make an Immediate Impact

05.30.2024

How important is paying attention to what goes down your pipes? Very. When you ignore the label or improperly dispose of non-flushable items, you could end up paying an average of $300-$450 to repair your…

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From the Classroom to the Red Carpet: Responsible Flushing Alliance and the Youth Cinema Project Partner to Spotlight Smart Flushing Behaviors

04.29.2024

The Latino Film Institute’s Youth Cinema Project (YCP) started in 2014, as a way to close the achievement and opportunity gaps among Los Angeles area students to learn the skills of filmmaking through a 100%…

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California Relies on Recycled Water

03.25.2024

California Relies on Recycled Water Across the state of California, millions of gallons of water are being recycled per day. We recently had the opportunity to tour the Los Angeles County Sanitation Department (LACSD) and…

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International Women’s Day: Women of Wastewater

03.08.2024

The wastewater industry has historically been male dominant, and as of 2021, Data USA reported that females still only make up 5.75% of the workforce. From engineers to plant operators, there are a small but…

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Leap into Responsible Flushing: Make the Most of Your Extra Day this Year!

02.29.2024

Leap year gives us an extra day, and what better way to use this bonus time than to start flushing responsibly? Let’s use this day to educate yourself and others about the importance of responsible…

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Ringing in the New Year with RFA!

01.22.2024

AS we enter the new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year and think about the memories we’ve made, the fun times we’ve had, and the lessons we’ve learned.  In the…

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Family, FOGs, and Fatbergs, Oh My!

11.22.2023

Things have been dreary with shorter days and colder nights. But now, one of the most joyous times of the year is here – the holiday season! No matter what you celebrate, the holidays are…

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Case Study: A moist toilet tissue manufacturer’s answer to responsible disposal

11.13.2023

By Andrew Charleston Business Development Category Manager for the Americas region for Suominen Corporation, responsible for managing the company’s wetlaid based nonwovens portfolio. Suominen is a nonwoven manufacturer producing moist toilet tissue products since 1997….

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Celebrating Californian Water Professionals

10.06.2023

This October, Californians get to celebrate an unsung group of heroes in the fight against the Clog Monster: water professionals. The California State Legislature officially designated the first week of October as California Water Professionals…

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Planning a holiday dinner? Don’t let a clogged pipe ruin the night

09.21.2023

(BPT) The fall and winter holidays are known as the cooking holidays when friends and family gather to share a meal and celebrate the season. If you’re planning to host this year, you know there’s…

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Keeping A Healthy Home This Autumn

09.21.2023

The kiddos are back in school, the weather is cooling off, and there’s a delectable smell of pumpkin in the air. It can only mean one thing – autumn is here! While we’re all grateful…

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Straight A’s for Responsible Flushers

08.16.2023

Happy back to school month from the Responsible Flushing Alliance! Although the summer fun might be ending, the excitement of a new school year is just beginning. It’s time to head back to the classroom…

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LIGHTS… CAMERA… FLUSH SMART!

07.13.2023

This July 1st, Flush Smart Day earned 5 stars on Hollywood’s rating scale. Instituted in 2022 with the enactment of California’s Wet Wipes Labeling Law, Flush Smart Day celebrates the progress of the #FlushSmart consumer…

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Clog Monster makes his Hollywood debut: 5 ways you can help defeat him

07.12.2023

Underneath the city streets is a hidden world where Clog Monsters, fatbergs, and pizza reign supreme. We must all do our part to protect our wastewater systems. Always look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol…

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Want to avoid costly clogs? 5 tips on how to flush smart every day

06.15.2023

(BPT) July 1 is Flush Smart Day, a nationwide initiative to educate and encourage everyone to practice smart flushing habits all year long. All too often, products that weren’t designed to be flushed down the…

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Flush Smart Day is On the Way!

06.02.2023

Our second annual Flush Smart Day celebration is right around the corner, and it is already shaping up to be a can’t-miss event!  Last year, the state of California declared July 1 as “Flush Smart…

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Nonflushable wipes with “Do Not Flush” symbol go in the trash, not the toilet

05.09.2023

 (BPT) If you have a pack or two of wet wipes around the house, you know how convenient and helpful these household items can be. However, baby wipes, makeup wipes, and disinfecting wipes are classified…

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Keep Mother’s Day Clog Free

05.09.2023

With Mother’s Day around the corner, now is the time to reflect on all the reasons why we love the maternal figures in our lives. From providing sound advice to making delicious home-cooked meals, mothers…

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Protect Pipes and the Planet this Earth Day

04.14.2023

Pollution is a serious issue that affects our day-to-day lives in big and small ways. This Earth Day is a reminder that our daily actions are investments into the future of planet earth, our collective…

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Spring Cleaning with RFA

03.15.2023

Believe it or not, winter is almost over! As spring steadily approaches, you may be getting ready to clear out your house and prepare for some much-needed sunshine and fresh air. Before you begin your…

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A Love Letter to the Do Not Flush Symbol

02.13.2023

RFA may have experienced incredible growth recently, but we recognize that all of this wouldn’t be possible without our one true love: The “Do Not Flush” Symbol. The DNF symbol, now prominently displayed on packaging…

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New Year, New Responsible Flushing Habits! Our #FlushSmart 2023 Resolutions

01.23.2023

With a new year comes new resolutions! Whether you’re thinking about eating healthier, getting in shape, reading more books, or spending more time with loved ones, RFA wants you to keep flushing smart at the…

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance in Review

12.16.2022

2022 was a breakout year for the Responsible Flushing Alliance. We launched the Flush Smart campaign, rolled out the “Do Not Flush” symbol and public awareness campaign in partnership with industry leaders, and declared July…

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Seriously, Flushable Wipes Are Flushable

12.13.2022

We see it in the news… sewer clogs and overflows being blamed on flushable wipes. This has left some consumers torn between using chafe-inducing sandpaper squares (a.k.a. toilet paper) or use a wet wipe that will supposedly require a to call to a plumber after it’s flushed.

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Family, FOGs, and Fatbergs, Oh My!

11.23.2022

Things have been dreary with shorter days and colder nights. But now, one of the most joyous times of the year is here – the holiday season! No matter what you celebrate, the holidays are…

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3 Pro Tips for New Parents to Practice #FlushSmart Habits

10.26.2022

Babies… the sweetest bundles of joy that never fail to put a smile on your face… except  when they have a blowout. A messy, all encompassing – stop what you’re doing right now and open…

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How to be #FlushSmart at the Movie Theater

10.03.2022

As the weather cools down, you may be looking for fun activities that keep you inside. For some of you, that place is the movie theater! From cuddling up with the littles one over the…

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Coming Together To Solve Environmental Challenges

09.15.2022

The SecureFLUSH®/Wastewater Partnership By John Iarocci, Vice President, R&D and Quality, Nice-Pak Wipes have been a hot news topic for many years, as non-flushable items were identified as a contributor to backups in sewer and…

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Teach Your Kid NOT to be a Clog Monster

08.25.2022

Happy Back to School Month from your friends at the Responsible Flushing Alliance! A new school year means a new year of challenges to overcome and memories to make. We all want our children to…

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How to Observe Flush Smart Day, Every Day!

07.28.2022

  On July 1, we observed the inaugural Flush Smart Day thanks to a resolution granted to RFA President Lara Wyss by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, the California statesman who largely brought the Wet Wipes Labelling…

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WOW (a.k.a. World of Wipes), Who Knew?

07.16.2022

Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the World of WipesÒ International Conference in Chicago. The panel I participated in was called “Nonwoven Substrates for More Sustainable Wipes.”   My presentation focused on RFA’s #FlushSmart…

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Flushing Awesome!

05.24.2022

Overview So far this year, the Responsible Flushing Alliance and its supporting members are making a real difference in educating consumers about responsible flushing habits. The #FlushSmart campaign continues running strong on social, in the…

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The Definition of Flushability

04.27.2022

Here at the Responsible Flushing Alliance, we always encourage you to practice your best #FlushSmart habits. Sending the wrong products down the drain causes dangerous clogs in municipal sewer systems that could lead to burst…

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The Clog Monster’s Favorite Foods

03.30.2022

No one thinks of their bathroom as the hottest spot in town, but for the destructive Clog Monster, it’s five-star dining!  With the everyday products we use for cleaning, hygiene, and relaxing just one wrong…

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Crafting With Kids: What To Do With What You Can’t Flush

02.25.2022

February brings chilly weather and early sunsets. Instead of playing outside, children are staying indoors more than ever—even during the weekends. It can be hard to keep the little ones entertained for long periods of…

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National Bath Safety Month: Staying Safe from Spills and Slips

01.28.2022

After a long day at work or taking care of the kids, there is nothing better than stepping into the bathroom for an evening of relaxation. Between the bubbles and moisturizing sheet masks, have you…

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The History of Toilets: A Brief Run Down

01.05.2022

Overview RFA Staff While modern technology has brought us great inventions, how often do we think about the advancements in the bathroom? We haven’t always had the luxuries of running water, private restrooms, and toilet…

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School Sanitation is a Community Problem but Support Starts at Home

11.18.2021

Almost two years into the pandemic, we can all agree that a safe, sanitary environment in which to learn is crucial for a child’s education.

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Not Sure What to Flush? California Now Has a Label for That.

11.16.2021

California can now put another arrow in its quiver in its fight to protect the environment and state infrastructure: a new law that educates consumers on what can and cannot be flushed down the toilet.

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Don’t Be Gross – That’s So 2019

09.21.2021

In 2020, when American consumers found themselves social distancing and short of toilet paper (“TP,” as the cool kids call it), the demand for wipes products skyrocketed by as much as 500 percent.

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Wipes: Your Summer Sidekick

07.21.2021

During these dog days of summer, and especially after a year indoors, people everywhere are treating this summer like it is the first one ever…

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World Environment Day: Protect the Environment from Your Bathroom

07.05.2021

Over the years, our environment has sustained significant disruption and damage as we’ve interrupted its natural process to often accommodate our everyday habits. Climate is getting hotter.

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Earth Day: Responsible Flushing for Water Conservation

04.22.2021

Earth Day is an annual event focused on promoting clean and sustainable living habits that will help preserve the Earth’s resources for people and wildlife alike.

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Top 10 Most Flushed Non-Flushable Items

04.16.2021

Did you know that flushing products that were not designed to be flushed down the toilet can put the health of your home at risk?

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What the Inland Empire is flushing down the drain

11.13.2023

INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Results of a collection study at the Inland Empire Utility Agency may help identify what’s causing damage to the wastewater infrastructure.

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What are Californians Flushing? You Might Be Surprised.

10.31.2023

Identifying a fully intact baby wipe at the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District's collection study to determine which flushing habits can cause clogs in sewer lines and damage machinery. Always look for the "Do Not Flush" symbol on wipes packaging and follow disposal instructions to keep non-flushables out of the sewers. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Responsible Flushing Alliance 2022 ANNUAL REPORT

03.01.2023

Educating consumers about the “Do Not Flush” symbol to help protect our environment and keep our communities healthy is the main priority of the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA).

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Life & Style New Year, New Finds page

01.16.2023

Wet wipes make cleaning and staying organized easy-breezy. Wipes with ‘Do Not Flush’ go in the trash, never the toilet.

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Check out our full-page PSA on pg. 11 of the USA Today Travel guide!

11.16.2022

We’re sharing Fun Family #Flushsmart Travel Tips so that you and your family can travel without fear of clogs and overflows.

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How the responsible flushing alliance is working to improve Americas waterways and infrastructure

03.07.2022

Released quarterly, our Digital Magazine will be bringing the biggest news features from the water and wastewater industry.

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A nasty pandemic problem: More flushed wipes are clogging pipes, sending sewage into homes

04.23.2021

Some wastewater utilities say they are facing a nasty pandemic problem: More disposable wipes being flushed down toilets are clogging pipes, jamming pumps and sending […]

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America’s Obsession With Wipes Is Tearing Up Sewer Systems

12.23.2021

Even before the pandemic, Americans were already flushing far too many wipes into the sewer system. After a year of staying at home, the pipe-clogging problem […]

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California Law to Require Clear Do Not Flush Labeling on Non-Flushable Wipes

10.07.2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 818 by Assembly Member Richard Bloom into law, requiring all packaging […]

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California Mandates ‘Do Not Flush’ Caveat on Disposal Labeling for Wet Wipes

10.07.2021

All packaging for diaper wipes, cleaning wipes and cosmetic wipes must clearly display “Do Not Flush” in the state of California.

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To flush or not to flush?

08.14.2021

Let’s face it, toilets aren’t exactly a conversation starter; we do our business and then try not to think about it until the next time nature calls. While we tend to ‘flush and forget’ – that shouldn’t be an excuse to treat toilets like trash bags.

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A Conversation with the Responsible Flushing

04.21.2021

Wastewater operators across the globe continue to face challenges associated with clogs due to issues such as aging infrastructure and improper flushing habits. While items such […]

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Home Care Wipes: Sustainability in Sharper Focus as Cleaning Frenzy Simmers Following Pandemic

04.21.2021

It goes without saying that Covid-19 ushered in something of a paradigm shift in consumers’ approach to home care and domestic cleaning. Where pre-pandemic the industry had struggled to engage, educate, […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Forms

12.10.2020

To address the need for long-term solutions to the problems in the nation’s wastewater systems, the Responsible Flushing Alliance has been formed as an independent […]

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The Wipes Problem: Are Mechanical Solutions the Ultimate Answer?

07.01.2020

he battle over wipes in sewers continues unabated. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies is working with state […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Reveals Increase in Flushing Awareness in 2023 Annual Report

02.28.2024

#FlushSmart campaign captured consumers' attention with Hollywood-inspired PSAs featuring the Clog Monster to promote the "Do Not Flush" symbol. RFA's third annual meeting is open for registration and takes place on March 27 from 11 a.m. - noon PST.

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Expands Coalition with Addition of The Hygiene Co., Maker of CleanLIFE Wipes

12.18.2023

RFA welcomes The Hygiene Co. into growing coalition to help improve consumer flushing habits and bring awareness to wipes labeling

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Expands Coalition with Addition of Crocodile Cloth

12.12.2023

Crocodile Cloth joins the RFA, a growing coalition on mission to help improve consumer flushing habits and bring awareness to wipes labeling

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What are Californians Flushing? You Might Be Surprised.

11.13.2023

Identifying a fully intact baby wipe at the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District's collection study to determine which flushing habits can cause clogs in sewer lines and damage machinery. Always look for the "Do Not Flush" symbol on wipes packaging and follow disposal instructions to keep non-flushables out of the sewers. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Celebrates Water Professionals Appreciation Week

10.09.2023

Celebrate Water Professionals Appreciation Week by always looking for the "Do Not Flush" symbol on wipes. If you see it, that wipe goes in the trash and never the toilet. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Spoofs Hollywood with Clog Monster Themed Public Service Campaign for Second Annual Flush Smart Day

06.29.2023

The Responsible Flushing Alliance unveils a new public service campaign via a movie trailer-inspired PSA, featuring RFA’s “Clog Monster,” a fictional character that brings to light the gross reality of clogs and fatbergs and underscoring the importance of checking for the “Do Not Flush” symbol. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Responsible Flushing Alliances’ 2nd Annual Flush Smart Day; Clog Monster Infiltrates Hollywood Classics & 2023 Summer Blockbusters

06.27.2023

The Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) is unleashing the Clog Monster on screens this July. Reminding everyone to look for the "Do Not Flush" symbol on non-flushable wipes to keep the Clog Monster from causing havoc in our homes and in our sewers. Be sure to follow RFA @flushsmart on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok this #FlushSmartDay to see what is in store. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Cotton Incorporated Joins the Responsible Flushing Alliance Expanding Industry Leadership on #FlushSmart Consumer Education Campaign

06.14.2023

The Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) is excited to welcome Cotton Incorporated to its coalition of wipes manufacturers, wastewater treatment groups, and public health advocates working to educate consumers about proper flushing habits across the U.S.

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Welcomes Guy & O’Neill and biom in Bolstering Efforts in Consumer Education on Proper Flushing Habits

05.08.2023

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced that Guy & O'Neill and biom have joined its coalition of wipes manufacturers, wastewater treatment groups, and public health advocates working to mitigate the improper flushing of non-flushable personal care products.

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New Survey Finds Consumers Still Disposing Non-Flushable Items Down the Toilet, Sparking Increase in Consumer Education Efforts

04.05.2023

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) released insights and an infographic from a survey of California consumers measuring general awareness of the “Do Not Flush” symbol. It also measured Californians’ understanding of what common household products are not flushable.

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Wastewater Industry Partners Join with Wipes Manufacturers to Educate Consumers on Importance of the “Do Not Flush” Symbol at Responsible Flushing Alliance’s 2nd Annual Meeting

03.16.2023

On March 7, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) held its second virtual annual meeting, where members from the wipes manufacturing industry, wastewater and sanitation agencies, consumers, and media were invited to attend. The meeting offered attendees a chance to hear from key stakeholders about the role each party plays in decreasing costly and unsanitary fatbergs and clogs in California sewers.

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Announces WaterWipes as its Newest Member in Growing Coalition Focused on Promoting Healthy Habits

03.06.2023

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) welcomed its 31stmember – WaterWipes – in its growing coalition of wipes manufacturers, wastewater groups, and public health advocates aiming to educate consumers on what not to flush and spread greater awareness of the “Do Not Flush” symbol.

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance to Present 2023 Outlook and Consumer Education Strategy at 2nd Annual Meeting

03.01.2023

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced its second annual meeting will occur virtually on March 7 from 11 a.m. – noon PST. The invitation is open to all wastewater and sanitation agencies, wipes manufacturers, and the media.

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Ecolab Joins the Responsible Flushing Alliance, Adding to Growing Coalition to Promote Healthy Flushing Habits

01.19.2023

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced the addition of Ecolab to its growing coalition of wipes manufacturers, wastewater treatment groups, and public health advocates aiming to educate consumers about what not to flush and spread greater awareness of the “Do Not Flush” symbol.

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3M, Eleeo Brands, Goodwipes, Unilever Join the Responsible Flushing Alliance, Bolstering its Efforts to Educate Consumers on Proper Flushing Habits

11.29.2022

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced 3M, Eleeo Brands, Goodwipes, and Unilever as new members of its growing coalition of manufacturers and public health stakeholders focused on educating consumers on what not to flush down their toilets. […]

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Reminds Americans to Keep Fats, Oils, and Grease out of Drains this Thanksgiving

11.14.2022

As Americans are preparing to usher in the holiday season, treasured family recipes are taking center stage as rich and decadent meals are being planned. After enjoying seasonal meals with family and friends, don’t forget to keep fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) out of the drain. And just as important, always look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on wipes for proper disposal instructions. […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Shares “Most Wanted” Poster of Items Clogging America’s Home Plumbing and Wastewater Treatment Systems

10.18.2022

The Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA), a non-profit association dedicated to providing consumers with educational materials about what should and should not be flushed, released its first in a series of “Most Wanted” items that shouldn’t be flushed. […]

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RFA Shares Tips for Preventing Home & Sewer Clogs; Foresnic Analysis of Clogs found in the UK Shows What's Causing Problems for London's Sewers

08.26.2022

The Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) is a non-profit association dedicated to providing consumers with educational materials about what should and should not be flushed as well as sharing information regarding why it is so important to follow smart flushing practices.

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Offers Safe Summer Travel Tips for Cleaning Up When on the Go

07.13.2022

There is more to safe summer travel than careful driving, especially as Americans enter our third summer in a global pandemic. For those planning to take to their skies or head out on the road trip of a lifetime, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) is providing four key tips to help keep travelers stay healthy and having fun when on the go.

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RFA Joins Assemblymember Richard Bloom, CASA, NSAC to celebrarte "Do Not Flush" Law

06.30.2022

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) accepted a resolution issued by the office of California Assembly Member Richard Bloom to recognize July 1 as “Flush Smart Day.” The inaugural observance to take place Friday will also mark the official launch of RFA’s consumer education campaign aimed at improving proper flushing habits in homes and businesses in California and the across the nation.

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Clorox & GOJO join RFA

06.28.2022

Today the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced Clorox and GOJO have joined as contributing members to support its widespread consumer education campaign on what not to flush.

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Announces New Beauty Wipe Disposal Education Efforts Ahead of World Health Day and Earth Day

03.30.2022

Today the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) released a new #FlushSmart infographic as part of its consumer education campaign raising awareness of responsible flushing […]

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Announces 57% Member Growth In 2021 Annual Report

03.10.2022

Today the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) released its 2021 annual report, outlining the successes of the organization and its campaign to educate consumers on what not to flush while spreading awareness […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Announces Six Advisory Members as 2022 #FlushSmart Consumer Education Campaign Kicks Off

01.13.2022

RFA welcomes the National Association of Clean Water Agencies as newest advisory member; Hosting annual association meeting on Jan. 25 for prospective new members […]

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Offers Consumers Tips For Preventing Sewer Clogs

12.22.2021

As families around the country continue to gather for holiday festivities, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) provides consumers with #FlushSmart tips so that celebrations can focus on family […]

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Offers #FlushSmart Tips to Help Prevent Sewer Clogs and Fatbergs

11.19.2021

Many Americans are not aware of the havoc fatbergs cause within our nation’s sewers. The first fatberg was discovered in 2013 with approximately two fatbergs being discovered each year since. The Responsible […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Welcomes Papel Aralar S.A. to its Coalition of Members

10.18.2021

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance welcomed its newest association member, Papel Aralar S.A. The global paper company brings its proven commitment to environmental preservation and social […]

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New Law Requires Easier-to-Find Disposal Labeling for Wet Wipes

10.06.2021

Today Governor Newsom signed AB 818 by Assembly Member Richard Bloom into law, requiring all packaging for diaper wipes, cleaning wipes, and cosmetic wipes to display clear “Do Not Flush” warnings. […]

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Top 5 Essential Parenting Hacks Anyone with Kids Under Two Should Know

09.14.2021

Navigating parenthood sometimes can feel like being dropped in the middle of a maze with so many different options and responsibilities pulling caregivers in every direction. Whether it’s […]

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Top 10 Grooming Mistakes Guys Make

08.19.2021

Anytime of the year is the right time for proper grooming but after more than a year of social distancing, it may be time for a refresher course. Even celebrities are debating whether or not to wait for the stank to emerge before bathing their kids. (Celebrities, they’re just like us!) […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Publishes New Infographic Educating the Public on the Strangest Items Found in California Catch Basins

04.22.2022

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) published a new infographic highlighting some of the strangest objects that have been pulled out of municipal […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Welcomes Dukal, LLC, Reckitt, and Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. as Newest Members

04.12.2022

Today the Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced Dukal, LLC, Reckitt, and Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. as its newest contributing members in its […]

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The Responsible Flushing Alliance Helps Football Bowl Game Watchers Root for their Teams with Practical Party Tips to Keep the other Bowl Clog-Free

12.30.2021

As fans around the country gear up to cheer on their favorite football teams, the Responsible Flushing Alliance offers tailgating tips to keep cleanup of disposable items so that fans […]

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Wipes Labeling Act in Illinois Advances Responsible Flushing Efforts Supported by Wipes Industry and Municipal Wastewater

08.09.2021

On Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 294, known as the Wipes Labeling Act, which now requires manufacturers of […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Welcomes ANDRITZ and DUDE Products

07.20.2021

Today, the Responsible Flushing Alliance enthusiastically welcomed ANDRITZ and DUDE Products as its newest Board of Directors […]

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Graduation Means Embarking on Life’s Next Big Adventure in the Real World; Responsible Flushing Alliance Offers Tips to Help Grads Avoid Embarrassing Toilet Overflows

05.29.2021

With approximately 4 million Americans graduating college every year, there’s excitement for embarking on the next big chapter in life, […]

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Spread Earth Month Throughout the Year The Responsible Flushing Alliance Shares Tips for Conserving Water in 2021 and Beyond

04.29.2021

The 51st Earth Month is coming to a close and the Responsible Flushing Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering consumers to make informed […]

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Passage of Oregon House Bill 2344 Boosts Accountability for Responsible Flushing

06.14.2021

Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law House Bill 2344, requiring manufacturers of personal care and household wipes for sale in the state of Oregon to clearly label “Do Not […]

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Responsible Flushing Alliance Established as Independent Non-profit to Help Reduce Possible Damage to Nation’s Sewage Systems

12.10.2020

To address the need for long-term solutions to the problems in our nation’s wastewater systems, the Responsible Flushing Alliance has been formed as an independent […]

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Coming to a clogged toilet near you…

#FlushSmartDay is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the word about responsible flushing habits. This year, The Responsible Flushing Alliance has put together a movie-trailer-style PSA to remind consumers to look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on wipes packaging.

The Responsible Flushing Alliance is an independent, nonprofit trade association committed to educating consumers about responsible and smart flushing habits to help reduce damage to our nation’s sewage systems. Check out www.flushsmart.org to learn more about our #FlushSmart campaign.

By checking for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on wipes packaging, you can prevent fatbergs in our sewer systems and visits from Clog Monsters.

Check out what happens when you send the wrong wipe down the drain this July 1st. ?

#FlushSmartDay is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the word about responsible flushing habits. This year, The Responsible Flushing Alliance has put together a movie-trailer-style PSA to remind consumers to look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on wipes packaging.

The Responsible Flushing Alliance is an independent, nonprofit trade association committed to educating consumers about responsible and smart flushing habits to help reduce damage to our nation’s sewage systems. Check out www.flushsmart.org to learn more about our #FlushSmart campaign.

Do you smell something… rancid? Oh no…

It’s a CLOG MONSTER!!

Learn what really happens when you send non-flushable wipes into the sewers. Mark your calendars for #FlushSmartDay on July 1st and look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol to keep the Clog Monster at bay!

Flush Smart Day is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the word about responsible flushing habits. This year, The Responsible Flushing Alliance has put together a movie-trailer-style PSA to remind consumers to look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on wipes packaging.

The Responsible Flushing Alliance is an independent, nonprofit trade association committed to educating consumers about responsible and smart flushing habits to help reduce damage to our nation’s sewage systems. Check out www.flushsmart.org to learn more about our #FlushSmart campaign.

RFA 2023 Annual Meeting

The Responsible Flushing Alliance provides updates on its 2022 campaign and a look at 2023’s #FlushSmart campaign. We also hear from industry, wastewater, and environmental experts.

How #FlushSmart are you?

We asked some Californians what they knew about what should or should not be flushed to see how #FlushSmart they are — check it out to see how you score!

Dogs Against Clogs

Dogs Against Clogs storybook teaches children how to not feed the Clog Monster by looking for the “Do Not Flush” symbol for products, especially wipes, that don’t belong in the toilet.

We are the Responsible Flushing Alliance

Wipes help us keep our homes and families clean and healthy. It’s important to dispose of them properly so always look for the “Do Not Flush” symbol on wipes packaging and if you see it, dispose of them in the trash.

“You Can’t Live a Day Without Me” is a rap video about the San Francisco sewers with cameos by ex-49ers great Ronnie Lott and former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City agency that brought national attention to your sewers using slogans like “No one deals with more crap than I do” and “Your #2 is my #1,” is now debuting a rap song!

The City’s sewers work 24/7, 365 days a year; the Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP) is a multi-billion dollar citywide investment underway to ensure it’s safe now and continues to protect public health and the environment for generations to come. Check out the lyrics at www.sfwater.org/sewerRap.

Where it goes when you flush

18,077 views May 29, 2018 If you flush your toilet in Columbus or any neighboring community, your waste likely goes to the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant on Rt. 23 south of town. Here’s what happens at the huge site: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180529

RFA 2021 Accomplishments

Check out what the Responsible Flushing Alliance has been up to in 2021 since starting in August 2020.