Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–521. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Flushable" means a nonwoven disposable product that:

(A) Disperses in a short period of time after flushing in the low-force conditions of a sewer system;

(B) Is not buoyant; and

(C) Does not contain plastic or any other material that does not readily degrade in a range of natural environments.

(2) "Label" means to represent by statement, word, picture, design, or emblem on the packaging of a nonwoven disposable product.

(3) "Nonwoven disposable product" means a product constructed from nonwoven sheets, including moist toilet tissue or cloth, that is designed, marketed, or commonly used for personal hygiene purposes.


(Mar. 11, 2017, D.C. Law 21-220, § 2, 64 DCR 174.)