Sharing Successes from the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program: Washing Systems

This webinar examined a year into the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program. It provided attendees with a background into the program and a case study of the program in action. Washing Systems, a SCCP charter member, has put significant effort and research toward safer chemistry in their cleaning formulations. Working with their customers, they are eliminating or reducing chemicals of concern. Washing Systems set the following reduction goals as part of their SCCP commitment: 100% nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE); 100% butyl cellosolve; 100% petroleum hydrocarbon based solvents; and 100% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). They have seen significant strides in reaching those goals and all chemical reductions are thus far on target. The most significant reduction has been with phosphates with a goal of 50% and a reduction of less than 5% prior to entering SCCP, they have already reduced 95%, exceeding their program goal.

This webinar is part of the Spring 2013 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Webinar Series.

Presenters:
Leah Boyd
Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Manager
Washing Systems

Cindy McComas
Co-Project Manager, Safer Chemistry Challenge Program
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

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