GLRPPR Sector Resource: Advancing Safer Chemicals in Products: The Key Role of Purchasing
Advancing Safer Chemicals in Products: The Key Role of Purchasing
This report describes the potentially harmful environmental and health impacts associated with some of the chemicals in products commonly used by public agencies and businesses, and how six organizations--Seattle City Light, Oregon Environmental Council, Perkins+Will, Danish retailer Coop, Kaiser Permanente, and the National Institutes of Health -- are taking leadership roles to identify and screen out toxic substances in the products they purchase. The report discusses the role that ecolabels play in helping purchasers source safer products, and also the lessons learned from the experiences of these leading organizations who have gone beyond ecolabels.
Lowell Center for Sustainable Production; Green Electronics Council; Responsible Purchasing Network; Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
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