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Safer Chemical Alternatives: Where to Go for Help
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Identifying Chemical Hazards - Labeling Systems
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This section displays contact information for experts in safer chemical alternatives.

Programs listed: 14

1.  America Chemical Society’s Green Chemical Institute

The mission of the Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) is to advance the implementation of green chemistry principles into all aspects of the chemical enterprise. The subgroup of the Green Chemical Institute, the Pharmaceutical Roundtable was developed to encourage innovation while catalyzing the integration of green chemistry and green engineering in the pharmaceutical industry.

1155 16th St. NW
Othmer Suite 330
Washington DC, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 872-6102

Contact:  Bob Peoples, Director

2.  American Institute of Chemical Engineers Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)

CCPS and its sponsor companies are committed to protecting employees, communities, and the environment by developing engineering and management practices to prevent or mitigate catastrophic releases of chemicals, hydrocarbons, and other hazardous materials.

3 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016-5991
Phone: (212) 591-7319
Fax: (212) 591-8895

3.  BizNGO Workgroup - (Clean Production Action)

Business NGO Working Group promotes creating and adopting safer chemicals and sustainable materials, while supporting a healthy economy, environment, and healthy people.

P.O. Box 153
Spring Brook, NY 14140
Phone: (781) 391-6743

Contact:  Cheri Peele

4.  Chemical Strategies Partnership (CSP)

The Chemical Strategies Partnership (CSP) seeks to reduce chemical use, waste, risks, and cost through the transformation of the chemical supply chain by redefining the way chemicals are used and sold. CSP works with manufacturing companies to help redefine the way they purchase and manage their chemicals. In this new model, manufacturers shift away from a traditional supplier relationship to a strategic alliance with a chemical service provider. Instead of purchasing chemicals, the manufacturer purchases chemical services: assistance in purchasing, managing, and tracking chemicals. This shift to chemical services directly aligns the incentives of the service provider and manufacturer to reduce chemical use and costs .

423 Washington Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415) 421-3405
Fax: (415) 421-3304

Contact:  Jill Kauffman Johnson, Executive Director
Contact Phone: (415) 421-3405
Contact Fax Number: (415) 421-3304

5.  Clean Production Action - Green Chemicals

Clean Production Action (CPA) translates the systems-based vision of clean production into tools and strategies NGOs, governments and businesses need to advance green chemicals, sustainable materials and environmentally preferable products. CPA works closely with existing networks across the globe, learning about emerging technological trends and associated environmental health problems, and developing and communicating solutions. CPA - Developed the Green Screen for Safer Chemicals [TM], the first open source tool to identify substances that are inherently less hazardous for humans and the environment.

122 Woburn Street
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (647) 341-6622

Contact:  Mark Rossi, Research Director and Partner

6.  Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)

EPEAT® is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. The EPEAT website provides guidance for purchasers and manufacturers and hosts the database of EPEAT-registered products. Assistance is available.

1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC, Other 20460
Phone: (802) 479-0317

Contact:  Sarah O'Brien

Contact:  Deborah Nesbitt

7.  Green Chemistry and Commerce Council

The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) is a business-to-business forum for members to discuss and share information and experiences relating to advancing green chemistry and design for environment in commerce and with regard to sustainable supply chain management. They have specific workgroups, host webinars, and offer additional information or assistance.

1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: (978) 934-2997

Contact:  Sarah Shields
Contact Phone: (978) 934-2997

8.  Green Product Design Network (GPDN)

The Green Product Design Network (GPDN) began with a group of leaders from the University of Oregon with expertise in green chemistry, product design, business and journalism and communication with an interest in inventing sustainable products that can be readily adopted and marketed to our larger society. The goal is to take ideas from invention to the marketplace in a way that has a more expedient and lasting impact on society.

Eugene, OR n/a
Phone: (503) n/a--n/a

Contact:  Julie Haack, Assistant Department Head

9.  Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Promotes environmentally sound systems of production and consumption by using rigorous science and innovative strategies to develop practical solutions. Provides access to a variety of documents about alternatives assessment including a foundational framework in Alternatives Assessment Framework of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production.

One University Ave., Kitson 210
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: (978) 934-2980

Contact:  David Kriebel, Co-Director and Professor of Work Environment
Contact Phone: (978) 934-3270

10.  National Microscale Chemistry Center

The center's major initial focus is the offering of workshops, seminars and publications on the operation and advantages of conversion of laboratories to the microscale level.

315 Turnpike St.
Merrimack College
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978) 837-5137
Fax: (978) 837-5017

Contact:  Mono Singh, Director
Contact Phone: (978) 837-5137

11.  Toxics Use Reduction Institute

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts Lowell helps Massachusetts companies and communities find innovative ways to reduce toxic chemical use at the source, and disseminates learnings and opportunities to a national audience.

600 Suffolk Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: (978) 934-3275

Contact:  Janet Clark

12.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - National Risk Management Research Laboratory

The U.S. EPA's national Risk Management Research Program is centered on an important organizing principle called the “risk paradigm.” The risk paradigm consists of two interrelated processes: risk assessment and risk management. The lab provides sound scientific, risk management information to stakeholders and policy makers who use the information to understand human and ecosystem vulnerabilities, to mitigate the risk, and to develop adaptation measures in response to the risk.

26 West Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: (n/a) n/a--n/a

Contact:  Jane Ice
Contact Phone: (513) 569-7311

13.  U.S. EPA Design for Environment Program

The U.S. EPA's Design for the Environment program helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that perform well, are cost-effective, and are safer for the environment. They offer product formulation guidance and assistance, assessment criteria for safer products, a database and a logo/labeling program for approved products.

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC, Other 20460
Phone: (n/a) n/a--n/a

Contact:  Libby Sommer, Safer Product Labeling/Formulator Program

14.  Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry is dedicated to the development of non-toxic, environmentally benign, and sustainable technological solutions for society.

100 Research Drive
Wilmington, MA 01887
Phone: (978) 229-5400


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