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Tool Helps Companies Choose Safer Plastics

Tool Helps Companies Choose Safer Plastics

By switching the plastic used in its IV bags, Dignity Health care system kept 700,000 pounds of high-concern chemicals out of the environment, according to a new analysis that measures the “chemical footprint” of plastics. The Plastics Scorecard v.1.0, produced by the Business-NGO Working Group (BizNGO), a collaboration of companies and … Read more »

Staples, HP, Marriott Staff Back Chemical Assessment Principles

Staples, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Timberland, Method and Seventh Generation are among the companies whose senior environmental staff have signed onto the Commons Principles for Alternatives Assessment, a framework developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, BizNGO, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. Staples senior scientist and vice president Roger … Read more »

Web Tool Identifies Commercial Building Products Recycling Options

Web Tool Identifies Commercial Building Products Recycling Options

Construction Specialties and Earth911.com have launched a web tool designed to help customers locate facilities that recycle commercial building products. The C/S Recycling Locator, which debuted at the 2013 American Institute of Architects National Convention in Denver, includes a geo-locator feature that allows users to find the most convenient recycling … Read more »

Staples, HP, Kaiser Permanente to Use Chemical Tracking Tool

Staples, Hewlett-Packard and Kaiser Permanente are among the companies that will use a new tool that tracks the safety of chemicals in products and supply chains. The Guide to Safer Chemicals is a how-to resource for implementing four BizNGO Principles for Safer Chemicals: know and disclose product chemistry, assess and … Read more »