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California's Green Chemistry Initiative
Abstract: Reducing impacts of toxic chemicals on public health and the environment by expanding P2, developing green chemistry workforce education and training, creating an online product ingredient network and toxics clearinghouse, requiring industry to find greener and safer alternatives through regulations, and moving toward a "cradle to cradle" economy.
Source: California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Environmental Accounting: Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract: Case studies show how environmental accounting can help companies identify areas of efficiency-enhancing opportunity, as well as justify the need to switch to environmentally friendly materials.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Profiles of Chemical Flame-Retardant Alternatives for Low-Density Polyurethane Foam
Abstract: Report from the U.S. EPA Dfe effort to evaluate and identify safer alternatives to brominated flame retardants in furniture foam.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for Environment

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Abstract: Worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, physical and environmental hazards.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Growing the Green Economy Through Green Chemistry and Design for the Environment
Abstract: This guide, developed by the Green Chemistry Commerce Council and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, will help state governments promote green practices, create green opportunities, and move national policy forward by providing options for promoting research, development, and use of GC and DfE to reduce hazardous chemicals in manufacturing.
Source: Washington Department of Ecology

How to Design a Safer Chemical
Abstract: Discussion of how synthetic chemists and toxicologists need to work together in designing new chemicals and molecules.

ICCA Chemical Risk Assessment Guide [PDF]
Abstract: This article provides a step-by-step approach to Chemical Risk Assessment. The article begins with showing the reader how to gather the information needed in order to conduct the risk assessment. The article further demonstrates how to perform the risk assessment and communicate the outcome.
Source: International Council of Chemical Associations

Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) Safer Alternatives Assessments
Abstract: A wiki designed to provide a dynamic tool for the developing field of alternatives assessment.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials Association

Presidential Green Chemistry Awards
Abstract: List of annual winners of the awards, from 1996 to present, in categories of synthesis, reaction, green design, small business, and academia.
Source: U.S. EPA

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge
Abstract: Program recognizes chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of source reduction and green chemistry into their design, manufacture and use.
Source: US EPA

San Francisco Bans Phthalates and Bisphenol-A [PDF]
Abstract: In 2006, San Francisco passed a city resolution to ban the distribution of toys and childcare products that contain bisphenol-A or phthalates.
Source: Intertek

Sustainable and Safe Products at P&G - Experience with DfE [PDF]
Abstract: Presentation on Proctor & Gamble's efforts to reformulate and improve safety of their products.
Source: Proctor & Gamble

Textile Industry: New Standards Based on Environment, Health, and Safety
Abstract: Bluesign's textile process involves identifying and excluding hazardous materials from the beginning of its process, ensuring economic success and maximum consumer and environmental protection.
Source: Bluesign

Toxics Use Reduction Institute: Journal of Cleaner Production Articles, March 2011
Abstract: Annotated bibliography of articles in the March 2011 special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production, which includes several articles discussing safer alternatives selection and implementation.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Abstract: A wiki covering many toxic chemicals, their impacts, and current trends in toxics reduction.

Twelve Principals of Green Chemistry
Abstract: The 12 Principals of Green Chemistry, publised by EPA Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas, Ph.D. and John Warner, Ph.D., provides a roadmap for chemists to implement green chemistry.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Assessment of Bisphenol A (BPA)
Abstract: Synopsis of the processes, results of an in-depth, multi-stakeholder alternatives assessment to help identify safer substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) in the manufacture of thermal paper (e.g., cash-register receipts).
Source: U.S. EPA

US Environmental Protection Agency's Lean and Chemicals Toolkit
Abstract: Offers Lean implementers practical strategies and techniques for improving common Lean results related to time, cost, and quality while also reducing risk and enhancing environmental performance related to all aspects of chemical manufacturing, management and use.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency

Wire and Cable Applications: Alternatives
Abstract: TURI and GC3 are working to evaluate safe alternatives to phthalates in wire and cable applications. Based on the results of QCAT, three plasticizers have been selected for full assessment using GreenSreen: DOZ, TEHTM, and DINCH.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute


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