To ensure the health and safety of building occupants while having a positive impact on the environment; specifications and maintenance of restroom fixtures must include the best solution for the disposal of feminine care products.

 

Create a Safer, Healthier Restroom

  • Best Practices: Preventative method with proven effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Follow Universal Precautions: In all settings, assume blood and bodily fluids may carry hepatitis viruses,HIV other blood borne infections.
  • Minimize exposure: Conceal potentially harmful contents in leak proof, sealable plastic bag.
  • Reduce cross-contamination: Diminish surface soiling.
  • Low touch system: Interleaved bags for one-touch dispensing.
  • Exceed OSHA expectation: Provide maximum protection for cleaning crew from direct contact with discarded product and contaminated surfaces.
  • Cleaning chemicals: Less germicide required to clean disposal unit.

Conserve Water and Reduce Debris in the Wastewater Stream

                             

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 Can’t Flush This! 
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  • Better Practices: Reroute the disposal of feminine care products and personal care wipes from the wastewater stream to solid waste to solid waste stream.
  • The only thing you should ever flush down a toilet is human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper
  • Toilet is not a wastebasket: Efficient practices can reduce water usage.
  • Less maintenance of restroom fixtures: Fewer toilet clogs and overflows mean lower maintenance expenses.
  • Protect the plumbing infrastructure and reduce the burden on wastewater treatment systems: Less damage to indoor, municipal sewer systems and sewage plants.
  • Reduce the pollution of waters of the United States: Minimize sanitary sewer overflows and “floatables” (plastic tampon applicators).
  • Decrease solids in septic tanks: Eliminate build up and subsequent groundwater contamination.

Communicate Water Efficiency and Sanitary Practices 

 Complimentary Vinyl Adhesive Sign with Every Dispenser

 

  

 

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Advocacy Efforts, Experts, Videos:

 

  • Third draft of flushability guidelines is expected to be finalized Fall 2012
  • INDA, EDANA Continue To Work On Flushability Guidelines  to understand concerns/issues at waste water facilities. 
  • “Modern Collection System Solids-handling Challenges / Energy Saving Advancements”
  • Farmington residents need to change their flushing habits News Story
  • Don’t Waste the Wipes video
  • Don’t Flush Wipes video
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    Acts To Establish Flushability Standards for Consumer Products Advertised as Flushable

    Maine

    California

    New Jersey

    Community Efforts Across the USA:

    What not to flush

    What 2 Flush

    King County, State of Washington

    What not to flush or put down your garbage disposal

    What Not To Flush

    To Flush or Not To Flush

    Don’t Flush This

    What Not To Flush an online guide

    Think Trash Not Toilet

    The Bag It & Bin It campaign, United Kingdom

    Learn from an expert why any solid matter put down a toilet or drainpipe has the potential to cause blockages