According to Wishneff, the problem with this legislation as well as similar proposed measures in Pennsylvania and Virginia is they do not contain a clear definition of ingredients or standards for conformance. Additionally, there is no provision for products made and packaged before the compliance date that have not yet been sold.
"The people putting the law together don't fully understand the industry," she says.
BAHP is working with government agencies to try to ensure consistency so that the playing field can remain even.
"We have an ongoing conversation about different strategies for compliance," Wishneff adds. "We've been looking at other consumer labeling bills for guidance."
The New York state legislature has also proposed a labeling bill impacting disposable diapers.