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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 »

Chemicals Management Framework

SAC, Outdoor Industry Association Launch Chemical Management Tool

The Chemicals Management Working Group (CMWG) has developed a tool to help chemical suppliers and purchasers identify and choose ingredients that meet quality expectations while minimizing impacts on humans and the environment. The Chemicals Management Module (CMM), also called the Chemicals Management Framework, allows businesses to assess chemical management practices … Read more »

California Chemical Rules: A Hidden Opportunity?

Chemical industry representatives are expressing concern over California’s Safer Consumer Products initiative, which takes effect tomorrow. Under the program, the state will ask manufacturers to investigate the feasibility of replacing toxic chemicals in their goods, starting with five priority products to be identified by April. The five initial products could … Read more »

BPA-free baby bottles

California to Manufacturers: Replace Toxic Chemicals in Products

California regulators yesterday published a list of toxic chemicals found in hundreds of consumer products and will ask manufacturers to replace these chemicals with safer alternatives. State officials say this is the first step in implementing the Safer Consumer Products initiative, a program for identifying and reformulating products that pose … Read more »