# 11.2.5.6: Data Dive- "Flushable" Wipes

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## Overview

Ryerson University published a 2019 report titled, Defining “Flushability” for Sewer Use. This publication had the objective of making the public think twice about what you flush down the toilet in order to save money and the environment. In this experiment they tested 101 single use products, some labeled (and some not labeled) flushable. Some of the results of this can be seen in the graph below:

## Questions

1. What type of data is this (qualitative or quantitative)?
2. What question(s) are the authors trying to answer with this graph?
3. What result is this graph illustrating relative to products labeled as “flushable?”
4. Provide a brief reflection for how these results make you feel and what they make you think about?
5. Do you think there should be a policy put in place that places restrictions on what the word “flushable” means? Why?