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Moving the Market to Green Chemistry

It's not just the activists who are demanding safer chemicals. Walmart, Target, Staples, Hewlett Packard and other big brands are taking bold steps to clean up their chemical supply chains. It's a challenging road, with too many unknowns about the chemicals in products and risks to our health. That's why we need laws that require science and transparency, protect health and communities, and hold the chemical industry accountable for making safe products. As we work to pass sensible laws, some companies are stepping forward to require disclosure, phase out hazardous chemicals and shift the market to safer green chemistry. 

Recent News

Dec. 2013  Target unveils sweeping changes to product safety standards 
Sep. 2013 Walmart announces phase out of hazardous chemicals 
Sep. 2013 Johnson & Johnson and Proctor & Gamble agree to phase out hazardous chemicals

 

Guardian: A Toxic Situation: Walmart and Target Take on Chemical Safety 
Huffington Post: Top 3 Lessons from Walmart's Bold New Chemical Policy 

GreenBiz: Target, Walmart, Whole Foods Lead Retail Race to Safer Chemicals 
GreenBiz: US Green Building Council Offers Credits for Healthy Building Materials

3 Things Companies Can Do to Move the Market to Safer Chemicals

Use the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals and get engaged with Clean Production Action 
Companies like Hewlett Packard and Staples are cleaning up their products using tools such as the Guide to Safer Chemicals and the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals to make informed decisions. 

Get involved in the BizNGO Working Group 
Be at the table with nonprofit organizations and business leaders who are figuring out how to shift the market to safer chemicals and advance green chemistry

Support laws the increase transparency and put responsibility on the chemical industry
Join the American Sustainable Business Council coalition of busineses working for meaningful chemical policy reform, along with Seventh Generation, Patagonia, Stonyfield Farm, Aubrey Organics, Method, Naturepedic, Badger, Annie’s, EILEEN FISHER, Zarbee’s Naturals, Keys, Think Dirty, Beautycounter and others.

For our future!