Responsible Flushing Alliance Adds New Members – Nonwovens Industry Magazine

The Responsible Flushing Alliance (RFA) announced Dukal, LLC, Reckitt, and Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. as its newest contributing members in its growing alliance of manufacturers and innovators investing in a coordinated national effort to educate consumers about what should not be rinsed.

In line with California Assembly Bill 818, which calls for proper labeling of disposable wipes with the “Do Not Flush” symbol and backed by a consumer education campaign, RFA is launching its #FlushSmart program in California with the support of its 26 contributors and advisory members. The campaign includes a series of educational materials and resources for consumers, educators, wastewater agencies and other stakeholder groups to educate consumers about what should not be flushed down the toilet .

“As with any public education effort, it takes a village of leaders in industries, NGOs and government agencies to educate an entire state, especially in a market as large as California,” says Lara Wyss, president of the Responsible Flushing Alliance. “These additional partnerships add a refreshing and much-needed perspective on how the healthcare, consumer goods and chemical industries are playing a vital role in changing consumer flushing behaviors – sharing how the elimination of products necessities has a direct impact on our homes, our community and the environment as a whole.

Based in Ronkonkoma, NY, and founded in 1991 by Gerry LoDuca, Dukal is a leader in the development and manufacturing of medical products. With an extensive national brand of customer-centric products and services, Dukal supports the delivery of health products to the end user, with the belief that improving family and community health is the path to a better future.

“As a new associate member of the Responsible Flushing Alliance, we look forward to continuing their work to raise awareness of good flushing habits. At Dukal, we believe that better health leads to a better future, and we look forward to work together to improve labeling guidelines and improve home health,” said Heather Llorca-Kropp, vice president of marketing and channel management.

Parent company to some of the world’s most recognized household brands such as Lysol, Mucinex, Enfamil, Durex, Finish and more, Reckitt exists to protect, care for and nourish in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Based in Slough, England, and locally in Parsippany, NJ, Reckitt products are sold in nearly 200 countries.

“Our partnership with the Responsible Flushing Alliance helps us expand our reach by educating consumers about the proper use, storage and disposal of our wiping products,” says Lisa Dreilinger, Senior Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Hygiene at Reckitt.

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. is a recognized leader in cleaning and sanitizing solutions for the industrial and institutional market. As a proud American employer, Spartan formulates and manufactures high-quality products from our state-of-the-art facility in Maumee, OH, and sells both domestically and internationally through a select distribution network. Spartan’s products and services are used in the building services contractor, education, catering and processing, healthcare, industrial, lodging/hospitality and hospitality markets. vehicle maintenance.

“Spartan is committed to the health and well-being of our customers, the community and the environment. Our collaboration with the Responsible Flushing Alliance reinforces this commitment by emphasizing consumer education for proper product use throughout its life cycle,” says Rebecca Kaufold, Head of Government Affairs and Sustainability at Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. “We are proud to be a member of RFA and look forward to the opportunity it presents to us to further its mission.

While these additional partnerships are an exciting step for the FRG, the work to influence positive change in responsible hunting habits continues. The RFA urges companies in the nonwovens industry, wastewater treatment groups or non-profit organizations related to water quality, sanitation or personal care products to enter into contact to learn more about opportunities to support the effort.