Resources: Bulletins

Health care wants furniture without unneeded flame retardants

9/10/14 Health Care Without Harm Bulletins

Brominated and other flame retardants are losing the health care market. Four health care providers -- Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical…
09 11, 2014
Target and Walmart cleaning up the supply chain?

9/8/14 Dara O'Rourke GreenBiz Bulletins

The two US retail giants joined together with their supply chain last week in Chicago at the “Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit.” At…
09 11, 2014
Is edible packaging sustainable?

2014 WikiPearl Bulletins

Some novel innovations aimed at reducing waste have been garnering attention this summer, including one pioneered by the company WikiFoods, Inc. The company describes its…
09 04, 2014
Washington State initiates action on PCBs as concern grows about contamination in pigments and dyes

Washington Department of Ecology Bulletins

While the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banned new production and most uses of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), it allowed some historical uses to continue…
09 04, 2014
Cleaning up the supply chain: Apple limits hazardous chemicals in manufacturing

9/1/14 Apple Bulletins

Apple placed restrictions on benzene, beryllium, n-hexane, trichloroethylene (TCE), and other chlorinated solvents in manufacturing operations as part of its new Regulated Substances Specification.  Apple…
09 04, 2014
Cleaning hands but contaminating the Great Lakes

7/11/14 GreenScreen Clean Production Action Bulletins

A new report from the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action (CPA) uses GreenScreen® to evaluate two antibacterial chemicals and concludes that…
08 11, 2014
BizNGO Applauds Senator Merkley’s Bill to Reduce PBTs Press Release

7/24/2014 Mark Rossi Bulletins Press Releases

Businesses praise bill to avoid chemicals of high concern to human health and the environment Business leaders today urged the U.S. Senate to pass the…
07 24, 2014
New bill would ban BPA from food and beverage containers

7/9/14 Senator Ed Markey Bulletins

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) have introduced the Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act to bar the…
07 14, 2014
Not just BPA: 175 chemicals of concern found in food packaging

7/7/14 Charlotte Wagner Food Packaging Forum Bulletins

A new report from the Food Packaging Forum identifies 175 potentially hazardous substances used legally in food contact materials. According to the report, many of…
07 07, 2014
California fines Bumble and Bumble, Walmart, and others for VOCs in products

7/1/14 Aarthi Rayapura Sustainable Brands Bulletins

Hair and nail care products are contributing to smog: The California Air Resources Board has fined 19 companies for selling consumer products that violate air…
06 30, 2014
“Flame retardants are everywhere”

7/1/14 Deborah Blum Bulletins

Plastics in turn, are a leading end use for flame retardants. They’re found in penguins and in mothers, breast milk and children across the United…
06 30, 2014
Plastics Scorecard

7/1/14 Ann Blake & Mark Rossi Greenbiz Bulletins

Plastics Scorecard and Valuing Plastic, two recent reports demonstrate how companies need to pay attention to the chemicals in plastics and the end of life…
06 30, 2014
Washington State finds “regrettable flame retardant substitutions”

6/23/14 Washington State Bulletins

Why companies need to do hazard assessments of alternatives … Testing for flame retardants in general consumer and children’s products by the state’s Department of…
06 23, 2014
US EPA releases final TCE risk assessment—2nd final assessment in 38 years under TSCA authority

6/23/14 US EPA Bulletins

Since 1976, when Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) the EPA released its second final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (the first risk assessment…
06 23, 2014
UNEP says measuring plastics use will reduce companies’ environmental impacts

6/23/14 TRUCOST Bulletins

Environmental impacts of plastic use are a business liability, says a new report from the Plastic Disclosure Project, United National Environment Program and business consultants…
06 23, 2014
Plastics from Trees

6/18/14 Sustainable Brands Bulletins

Is the chemistry safer? We’re excited about displacing fossil fuels as the feedstocks for plastics. Recent research in the UK demonstrates that plastics can be…
06 16, 2014
US EPA identifies HBCD alternatives

6/12/14 US EPA Bulletins

Are the alternatives to HBCD safer? The US EPA’s Design for Environment program released its final report identifying alternatives to the flame retardant HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane).…
06 16, 2014
Eliminating EDCs in Europe could save billions in health care costs

6/16/14 Génon K. Jensen Health and Environment Alliance Bulletins

What are the societal costs of hazardous chemicals? A report from the European NGO, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), finds that exposure to endocrine disrupting…
06 16, 2014
Illinois bans plastic microbeads in personal care products

6/8/14 Chicago Tribune Bulletins

Who thought it was a good idea to put small, plastic beads that last forever in products that go down the drain? Illinois Governor Pat…
06 09, 2014
France urges quick action on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

6/11/14 Frédéric Simon EurActiv.com Bulletins

Europeans continue to expect government leadership on toxic chemicals. France has told the EU:  It’s time to act. There is ample scientific evidence that endocrine…
06 09, 2014