10 Strategies for Identifying Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals in Your Products

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Greener Products | No Comments

by Joanna Malaczynski EcoValuate has spent nearly a year talking to companies, non-profits, and regulators regarding hazardous chemicals, safer alternatives, and green chemistry. We learned that most companies are craving information about safer alternatives to chemicals of concern in their products. We have identified ten strategies for identifying safer alternatives. I have roughly ordered these […]

Chemicals of Concern in Consumer Products — Where Are They?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Greener Products | No Comments

by Joanna Malaczynski EcoValuate surveyed a large portion of the chemicals on California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations initial candidate chemicals of concern list and found that many of them are widely used across industries for a given or multiple related functions. A hypothetical chemical used as a building block for a plastic coating, for example, […]

California Regulatory Update

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Greener Products | No Comments

by Joanna Malaczynski In March 2014, California DTSC issued its draft regulatory list of product-chemical combinations under the Safer Consumer Product Regulations.  The list will likely be finalized in early 2015.  At that time, companies who need to replace the chemical of concern in their product with an alternative will be required to submit an alternatives analysis report.  […]