As wastewater treatment plants across the country from Minnesota to New York City struggle with debris clogging their systems, municipalities are pointing the finger at wipes makers—specifically those labeled flushable. But the nonwoven fabrics industry says it’s working to educate the public about the proper disposal of all wipes.


INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is working with the wastewater sector through associations like the American Public Works Association (APWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) to ensure proper disposal. They are creating a flushability assessment, using scientifically-based tests that a product must pass before carrying a flushable label.




Louis Berger, a global professional services firm, announced plans to implement the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system in Louis Berger's U.S.-based and international operations.


"Envision will help project teams plan, design, construct and operate resilient infrastructure to create stronger, more sustainable communities," said Tom Lewis, president of Louis Berger's U.S.-based operating company. "Envision ensures that we are implementing the correct project in an optimal way to meet the existing and future needs of our clients and the people they serve."


In its initial phase, Louis Berger plans to implement Envision across priority regional markets in the U.S., Panama, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, select employees have begun the Envision assessment process within business units where the rating system can have an immediate impact, including Louis Berger's environmental and disaster management, and power and energy practices.




Launch Marks the Final Opportunity for Cities around the World to Join the 100RC Network & Urban Resilience Movement

The Rockefeller Foundation Will Also Announce New $64M Commitment to 100RC, Bringing Total to $164M




The 2015 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Phoenix, AZ will feature a Sustainability in Public Works track including 40 education sessions in which the principles of sustainability are addressed by speakers who discuss maximizing resources, creating lasting and resilient infrastructure, and improving our communities to ensure economic and social viability. These targeted sessions are dedicated to educating attendees on the efficient delivery of infrastructure projects in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best economic choice in the long term.

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