Unflushables campaign targets hair, medications and other ‘cloggers’Unflushables campaign targets hair, medications and other ‘cloggers’<div class="ExternalClassAC5D3E18E3FD4A6EBC13924660367E1E"><p>​Metro Vancouver has launched a region-wide campaign to stop “unflushable” items from being dumped down the drain.</p><p>The Unflushables campaign, which started on April 19, builds on the successful 2016 “Never Flush Wipes” campaign and uses a similar light-hearted approach to bathroom issues.</p><p>The campaign addresses seven priority items that should not be flushed down toilets. These include wipes, paper towels, tampons and applicators, condoms, hair, floss and even medications, which are not always fully removed during the wastewater treatment process.</p><p>Most of these “unflushables” – even if they are marked as flushable -- don’t break down quickly, or at all, in the wastewater system. Once flushed, these items can clog sewers, damage equipment and result in sewage overflows into the environment. </p><p>The eight-week campaign asks residents to put “cloggers” in the garbage and return unused medications to the pharmacy for safe disposal. </p><p>The campaign will see posters in public washrooms in movie theatres and fitness facilities, online advertising, social media, videos and giveaways of toilet paper with campaign messaging. Many Metro Vancouver members are supporting the campaign through their social media channels and by placing posters in washrooms in their community facilities.</p><p>The only three things that should be flushed are pee, poo and toilet paper. <a href="/media-room/video-gallery/public-service-announcements/219247671" target="_blank">Learn more</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue31-unflushables.jpg2017-04-27T07:00:00ZGP0|#ad5ec508-afdc-4c33-bc6a-878b23de7ea8;L0|#0ad5ec508-afdc-4c33-bc6a-878b23de7ea8|Issue 31;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassE3EFDCC4C5B1427F9BBF7A2DD1EC0D92"><p>​Metro Vancouver has launched a region-wide campaign to stop “unflushable” items from being dumped down the drain. The Unflushables campaign, which started on April 19, builds on the successful 2016 “Never Flush Wipes” campaign and uses a similar light-hearted approach to bathroom issues.</p></div>0