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EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

EPA’s Application of Toxic Substances Control Act Prompts Environmental Groups to Sue

Environmental groups are suing the EPA over its application of the Toxic Substance Control Act, saying that the methods by which the agency is prioritizing and evaluating chemicals will harm workers and families.

Chemical Manufacturers Call for WHO Cancer Agency Reform

Chemical Manufacturers Call for WHO Cancer Agency Reform

The American Chemistry Council says the World Health Organization’s “sensationalist studies” about chemical safety are misleading policy makers and consumers, hurting farmers and manufacturers, and resulting in retailers unnecessarily phasing out certain substances.

Chemicals Used in Paint Strippers, Vapor Degreasing May Be Banned; EPA to Evaluate Chemicals Grandfathered in Under Old TSCA

Chemicals Used in Paint Strippers, Vapor Degreasing May Be Banned; EPA to Evaluate Chemicals Grandfathered in Under Old TSCA

A slew of chemical rules that will affect manufacturers and other industrial sectors have been proposed this week by the EPA.

Chemical Manufacturers Say Updated TSCA Is ‘Creating Backlog’ in Bringing New Substances to Market

Chemical Manufacturers Say Updated TSCA Is ‘Creating Backlog’ in Bringing New Substances to Market

Chemical manufacturers say delays in bringing new chemicals to market — an unanticipated consequence of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — are hurting their businesses and stifling innovation.

Are Manufacturers on Chemical Management Tool Overload?

Are Manufacturers on Chemical Management Tool Overload?

A new chemical management tool, ZDHC Chemical Gateway, aims to help chemical producers, brands and textile and footwear suppliers make better sourcing decisions. But is the chemical tool market already saturated?

EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under TSCA Reform

EPA Names First Chemicals for Review Under TSCA Reform

The EPA has named asbestos and nine other chemicals as the first 10 substances it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under the updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

plastic recycling

America Recycles Day: LEED for Waste Management, ACC, Coca-Cola, Cox

The recycling industry in the US last year transformed more than 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics into specification grade commodities for use in new products, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

plastic bags

Plastics Makers, County Officials Team Up to Increase Plastic Film Recycling

A plastic film recycling campaign has plastic makers and retailers partnering with city and county officials in North Carolina to increase recycling rates. The American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group joined Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Charlotte city officials yesterday at a Harris Teeter store to kick off the … Read more »