The bill is among a number of efforts in California to keep harmful products out of the waste stream. A bill to replace its recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to buy back their bottles and cans also moved forward. A proposal to cut statewide waste from single-use plastics by 75% within the next decade is also being considered
Critics to the IWSFG says that the standards are not peer reviewed. The wet wipes industry has adapted its own set of flushability guidelines.