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 quality standards for smog-producing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The products include hair care products, nail polish remover, bathroom cleaners and air fresheners responsible for over 11 tons of excess VOC emissions. Companies paying the highest fines include Bumble and Bumble, Wal-Mart, Stoner (car care and other cleaning products), Alterna (hair care products) and Adoro & Triple Image (cosmetics).


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