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Facts on Plasticizers image

Plasticizers make plastics, paints, varnishes, adhesives, and other products flexible. Global estimates of plasticizer production are approximately 6 million metric tons. Plastics dominate the plasticizers market. Flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) dominates the plasticizers-use market, consuming…

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Chemical disclosure policies image

It’s now the law in: Vermont: Act No. 188 (S 239) requires manufacturers of children’s products to notify the State if the product contains a chemical of high concern and empowers that State to prohibit…

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California to ban plastic bags image

Coming soon: California: SB 270 would make the State the first to enact a statewide ban on plastic bags. The bill passed the Assembly & Senate (on the Governor’s desk for action by September 30th).…

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Assessing progress in greening electronics image

According to the latest Greenpeace report, brands are making progress in reducing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in products. Apple is leading the pack in completely eliminating these chemicals in personal…

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Is edible packaging sustainable? image

Some novel innovations aimed at reducing waste have been garnering attention this summer, including one pioneered by the company WikiFoods, Inc. The company describes its new material, WikiPearl, as “a protective electrostatic gel formed by…

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