22 March was World Water Day, an event aimed at raising awareness among the global population about the use and consumption of this essential element of sustainable development.
The Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, supports standardisation in the water sector and develops standards for effectively managing all the stages of the entire water cycle. For example, recently this organisation published the standard
Acceptance criteria for products that can be flushed down the toilet, which provides an efficient response to problems of blockages in sewage networks, by providing quality disposable products that respect the environment, through establishing objective criteria. This standard establishes the criteria and requirements for identifying those products that are biodegradable and disintegrate and, as a result, may therefore be flushed down the toilet.
This standard can be applied to commercial products for regular use in the bathroom, which have been designed, labelled and marketed, implicitly or explicitly, as flushable, and which may be contaminated by bodily fluids.