Featured Materials' Webinar: What's the Chemical Footprint of Plastics?
On November 3, 2016 Clean Production Action together with Five Gyres, Upstream and Surfrider Foundation released the Plastics BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List report. This report highlights the growing problem of plastic waste in the ocean and the need to drastically reduce the use of polluting single use plastic packaging. Globally, an average of eight million tons of plastic escapes collection systems, winding up in the environment and often into the world’s oceans. Recent studies estimate that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic—by weight—than fish in the ocean.
What they're saying…
At Dignity Health we strive to align our purchases with our mission and values. We piloted the beta version of the Guide and found it tremendously helpful in implementing our chemicals policy. We are committed to benchmarking our progress, working with suppliers, and engaging in public policy initiatives that support human health and the environmen
Mary Ellen Leciejewski, Ecology Program Coordinator, Dignity Health
The Guide establishes clear steps for building a meaningful program for developing and adopting better materials, and we have found it to be helpful in communicating across the supply chain how to implement a green chemistry program.
Helen Holder, Material Strategist, Hewlett-Packard
The Plastics Scorecard demonstrates the ability of business and environmental health leaders to collaborate for the development of a clear roadmap to producing products with safer chemicals and sustainable plastics.
Barry Cik, Co-Founder, Naturepedic
The Working Group gives us the tools to make more informed substitution choices and is a safe haven where we can have a dialogue and begin to implement these things in our supply chain.
Roger McFadden, President & Chief Science Officer, McFadden and Associates, LLC
Integrating the GreenScreen framework into our overall alternatives assessment protocol has enabled HP to more easily select replacement materials with a reduced risk of human health and environmental impacts