Clothing brands commit to limiting chemical releases
Companies participating in the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Program (ZDHC) have commited to limiting discharges of about 150 hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing. The companies have already agreed to eliminate nonylphenols, halogenated flame retardants, heavy metals, phthalates, PFCs, tributyltin compounds and numerous VOCs among other hazardous chemicals from their finished products. The goal is to eliminate these chemicals entirely from their supply chains by 2020. Participating companies include Adidas, the Gap, H&M, Levi Strauss, New Balance and Nike.