Safer Chemicals in Products 2018: Highlights
Drawing on examples of best practices and the lessons learned from existing approaches, Safer Chemicals in Products looks at the interplay between regulation and safer chemicals, together with the business benefits of progressive safe chemicals management through the supply chain.
The event took place on 17-18 September 2018 in Boston, USA, and reviewed the latest work being done on the assessment of alternatives to high-risk chemicals, highlighting the current thinking on substitution and alternatives assessment from the US and Europe.
Across two days, the event explored key topics including:
- Global issues
- Innovation and market drivers
- Alternatives assessment
- The role of regulations
- Industry case studies
- ACC slams California Prop 65 law as 'unmitigated disaster'
The American Chemistry Council has labelled California’s Proposition 65 law an "unmitigated disaster" in a stinging rebuke delivered at Chemical Watch’s Safer Chemicals in Products conference in Boston. Find out more
- US NGO adds 12 companies to retailer ranking campaign
An NGO-led campaign in the US that evaluates the efforts of retailers to eliminate chemicals of concern has added 12 more companies to its rankings. Find out more
- CFP survey highlights increasing management programmes
In its latest survey of company progress towards managing chemicals in an environmentally sound way, Chemical Footprint Project has reported a leap in scores being achieved by businesses. Find out more
Q&A: How are some of the world’s biggest companies moving towards safer chemicals in products?
Prior to Safer Chemicals in Products, we caught up with event speaker Mark Rossi, executive director of Clean Production Action (CPA), to find out more about what leading companies are doing to improve their chemical footprints. Find out more
Tweets from the day:
We've had some great discussions so far today at #SaferChemicalsUSA18 around some of the global issues relating to safer chemicals and the key innovations and market drivers that are driving the push for safer chemicals in products. pic.twitter.com/dTcuELuSOD— Chemical Watch (@chemicalwatch) September 17, 2018
Designing safer products can help to improve consumer trust. Learn more about @EnvDefenseFund's Five Pillars of Leadership in our Behind the Label newsletter ft. consumer health experts @BBrown_West and @Alissa_Sasso #SaferChemicalsUSA18 https://t.co/dzrMA5Zuc9 pic.twitter.com/SHl7pecJwp— EDF+Business (@EDFbiz) September 17, 2018
As revealed at our #SaferChemicalsUSA18 conference last week, the latest@CleanProAct #ChemicalFootprint Project survey has reported a leap in scores being achieved by businesses. Find out more: https://t.co/d3NGKinnLx— Chemical Watch (@chemicalwatch) September 27, 2018