New Tide pod challenge: WL council member calls for environmental study
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WL COUNCIL MEMBER CALLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY OF LAUNDRY, DISHWASHER PODS
A West Lafayette City Council member’s effort to find out whether the city’s wastewater treatment plant can fully process popular laundry and dishwater detergent pods took a step back late last week.
David Sanders, a Democratic at-large council member, said Thursday that he wasn’t calling for a Tide pod ban or even saying that the polyvinyl alcohol encasing the small capsules of detergent weren’t being treated properly.
“I’m just saying that we should find out,” Sanders said.
But Sanders agreed to table his call for a study after several other city council members and the city’s utilities director questioned whether the questions should be a priority at a time when West Lafayette is just jumping into a larger Climate Action Plan.
“This is the first I’ve heard of this,” Dave Henderson, West Lafayette utility director, said Thursday during a pre-council meeting. The measure had been on the agenda for Monday’s monthly city council meeting.