December 17, 2008

California's green chemistry rules

California's Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) released yesterday its final Green Chemistry Initiative proposals that aims to eliminate or reduce toxic chemicals in California's products and manufacturing processes.

Six policies were recommended:
  • EXPAND POLLUTION PREVENTION and product stewardship programs.
  • DEVELOP GREEN CHEMISTRY WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING through new and existing educational programs and partnerships.
  • CREATE AN ONLINE PRODUCT INGREDIENT NETWORK to disclose chemical ingredients for products sold in California, while protecting trade secrets.
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