Resources: Publications

A Guide to Purchasing PFAS-Free Food Service Ware

Summer 2018 Clean Production Action, GreenBlue, Ann Blake Publications

Learn about the resources on our free webinar September 6th at 12 pm ET. Make more informed food service ware purchasing decisions: Fact sheet: Hazards…
07 19, 2018
Alternatives to PFAS-Coated Food Packaging

1/24/2018 Clean Production & Toxic Free Future Publications

Nonstick chemicals known as per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are commonly used in disposable food packaging and food service ware as an oil and…
01 24, 2018
TV Reality: Toxic Flame Retardants in TVs

9/20/2017 Toxic-Free Future & Clean Production Action Publications

Televisions have historically contained large amounts of flame retardants, which scientists believe has contributed to the presence of toxic flame retardants in the home environment.…
09 19, 2017
The Plastics BAN List

11/3/2016 The 5 Gyres Institute, Clean Production Action, Surfrider Foundation, and UPSTREAM Publications

An analysis and call-to-action to phase out the most harmful plastic products used in California. Download the report.
11 03, 2016
BizNGO-Chemical Footprint Conference 2015 Selected Speaker Interviews

12/8/2015 BizNGO Publications

Check out these selected speaker interviews from the 2015 BizNGO-Chemical Footprint Conference!Nicole Koharik Nicole Koharik, serves as the global sustainability marketing director for GOJO Industries, a global leader…
12 15, 2015
Alternatives to Methylene Chloride in Paint and Varnish Strippers Report

Molly Jacobs, MPH; Bingxuan Wang, PhD; Mark S. Rossi, PhD October 27, 2015 Publications

Download the entire reportRead more about Model Assessments and download individual chaptersNew Report: Alternatives to Methylene Chloride in Paint and Varnish Strippers: Availability of Safer…
10 26, 2015
Trending Topics: Hazard? Risk? Do you know the difference?

5/08/2015 Mark S. Rossi Bulletins Publications

A subject that comes up frequently in the context of managing and choosing chemicals, particularly for downstream users, is that of hazard and risk. With…
05 07, 2015
UNEP Report: The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products & Supply Chains

October 2014 Mark Rossi UNEP Publications

Key messages: Regulatory requirements, customer demands, media attention, non-governmental organization advocacy, product recalls, and market opportunities are driving companies to know more about the chemicals…
10 01, 2014
Plastics Scorecard

July 1, 2014 Ann Blake, PhD and Mark Rossi, PhD Publications

The Plastics Scorecard v.1.0 offers the first comprehensive method for assessing and reducing chemicals of high concern in plastics. “From baby bottles made with BPA…
07 01, 2014
Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse Guidance Document

2014 IC2 Publications

On January 8, 2014, the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) and participating states announced the release of the IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide (Guide). The Guide is…
01 01, 2014
Principles for Safer Chemicals


Demand for products made from greener chemicals is growing rapidly. Consumers, investors and governments want chemicals that have low to no toxicity and degrade into…
10 18, 2013
Commons Principles for Alternatives Assessment


Addressing Chemicals of Concern to Human Health or the EnvironmentAlternatives Assessment is a process for identifying, comparing and selecting safer alternatives to chemicals of concern…
10 18, 2013
The Guide to Safer Chemicals

2012 CPA Publications

The Guide Marks pathways to safer chemicals in products and supply chains. Sets relative benchmarks for each of the four BizNGO Principles for Safer Chemicals…
10 17, 2013
Plastics Scorecard Use and End of Life


Plastics Scorecard Use and End of Life.
10 17, 2013
Plastics Scorecard Manufacturing


Plastics Scorecard Manufacturing
10 17, 2013
Plastics Scorecard Feedstock Production


Plastics Scorecard Feedstock Production
10 17, 2013
Biobased Materials: Essential for the Next Generation of Products


Sustainability criteria & tools from the SBC Collaborative.
10 17, 2013
Principles for Sustainable Plastics (PDF)


BizNGO has developed principles for sustainable plastics
10 17, 2013
Plastic Icebergs: Navigating the PVC Conundrum

September 14, 2012 Mikhail Davis and Lindsay James GreenBiz Publications

Plastic icebergs: Navigating the PVC conundrum. Read this information blog post by Mikhail Davis and Lindsay James on
06 17, 2013