Ranking of U.S. retailers’ safer chemicals programs

Non-profit organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families evaluates 11 U.S. retailers regarding their efforts in removing toxic chemicals; overall retailers’ safer chemicals programs need improvement

Public forum on BPA-free cans

Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry holds public forum on alternatives for BPA-containing can linings; non-BPA epoxy material showing no endocrine activity presented

Walmart: Sustainable packaging playbook

U.S. retailer Walmart publishes Sustainable Packaging Playbook for its suppliers; highlights the need to innovate and to optimize design, source sustainably, and support recycling

25 years of green chemistry

Article in The Guardian summarizes most important advancements in green chemistry; hosts Green Chemistry Conference on November 2, 2016

Endocrine disruption and marine plastic pollution

Talk by Pete Myers at the CE100 Annual Summit 2016 explains endocrine disruption and why it is important; shows how marine plastic pollution contaminates food chain and increases exposure to EDCs

Chemical footprinting: First annual report

Chemical Footprint Project releases inaugural report; provides insights into leading companies’ chemicals management

Six classes challenge

Science editorial presents the “Six classes challenge” – a campaign calling to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in products, focusing on entire classes rather than individual chemicals

Tool for identifying hazardous chemicals

Clean Production Action releases GreenScreen List Translator, a rapid-screening appliance within its GreenScreen tool aimed at companies for identifying hazardous chemicals in products

Substitution means innovation

New report by non-profit organization ChemSec shows that regulating and substituting hazardous chemicals promotes innovation, safer and better products, and overall economic benefits

Green chemistry requires knowledge in toxicology

Green Chemistry & Commerce Council addresses chemists’ lack of toxicology training and resulting impediments for green chemistry at U.S. Congress