BizNGO conference 2016: Presentations online

BizNGO held annual meeting on December 7-8, 2016 in San Francisco; selection of presentations available online

Webinar on retailers’ safer chemicals programs

Clean Production Action hosts webinar on U.S. retailers’ efforts in reducing toxic chemicals on January 18, 2017; registration now open

Opinion: Most chemical substitutions are regrettable

Washington Post article illustrates repeated history of regrettable substitution of hazardous chemicals, calls out flaws in U.S. chemicals policy

Case studies on substitution of hazardous chemicals

ECHA publishes two new case studies on replacing per- and polyfluorinated chemicals as well as bisphenols in consumer products

BPA-free can linings: Presentations and videos online

Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry publishes 15 video segments and 7 slide presentations from symposium on BPA-free can linings

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

Plastics BAN list

Four NGOs launch the Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List; identify the most harmful plastic products on the market and suggest readily-available alternatives; California voters approve plastic bags ban

FPF Workshop 2016: Substitution and elimination of chemicals of concern

Experts from industry and academia explain fundamental concepts and legal background of chemical substitutions; discuss practical challenges in replacing chemicals of concern in food packaging materials