Opening this webinar was Teresa McGrath with NSF International.
This webinar will provide an introduction to the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals and one user’s experience. The GreenScreen is a method for comparative chemical hazard assessment that is currently used by a growing number of large manufacturers of products ranging from chemicals to electronics, apparel and footwear. That user is Hewlett Packard (HP) who has been a leader in using comparative chemical hazard assessment, specifically the GreenScreen, to identify safer alternatives to chemicals of concern in their global material supply chain.
Dr. Lauren Heine, Consulting Co-Director
Clean Production Action
She directs its GreenScreen Program. Lauren applies green chemistry, green engineering, multi-stakeholder collaboration and design for the environment (DfE) to business practices. Lauren serves on the California Green Ribbon Science Panel and works closely with the USEPA DfE Program to develop Criteria for Safer Chemicals and Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation. She co-authored Policy Principles for Sustainable Materials Management for the OECD and the university textbook, Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3rd ed. to integrate sustainable design concepts. She led the development of CleanGredients™, a web-based platform for identifying greener chemicals for use in cleaning products.
Cory Robertson, Environmental Chemist
Cory is an environmental chemist at Hewlett-Packard where he applies the principles of green chemistry to evaluate and select alternatives to restricted substances. Cory uses tools such as the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals and life cycle assessment to promote continuous improvement in the environmental and human health attributes of materials used in HP’s supply chain. Prior to his current position Cory worked as an analytical chemist in HP’s material science lab for 10 years. Cory holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Boise State University and a Master’s degree in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver.
This webinar is part of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program fall series.
This webinar is sponsored by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant.