January 13, 2014
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 2 ET
The Safer Chemical Ingredients List contains chemicals that meet the criteria of the Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Product Labeling Program. This voluntary program recognizes products that are high-performance and cost-effective using the safest chemical ingredients. At present, more than 2,500 products carry the DfE Safer Product Label. This list of safer chemical ingredients is arranged by functional-use class and will assist product manufacturers in identifying chemicals that the DfE program has already evaluated and identified as safer.
Clive Davies, US EPA
January 12, 2014
March 31 – April 3, 2014
Join leaders from industry, academia, government, non-profits, U.S. EPA Region 5, and those involved in the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for these exciting events:
April 1 – 2, 2014: 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference: Innovating for Success
Learn first-hand about the business case for Green Chemistry and how companies can take advantage of technical assistance opportunities to help them move forward in their own effort to promote sustainability.
The purpose of this conference is to show how innovations in green chemistry drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great Lakes region, and how integration and collaboration of these areas are crucial for success. Possible topics may include the connection between business and green chemistry, resources and tools, chemicals policy, research and education, and the state of the Great Lakes.
The conference will include keynotes, plenary sessions, panel sessions, breakout sessions, and a poster networking exchange.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 31: GLRPPR Conference
This conference will be preceded by a half-day GLRPPR conference.
April 3: GreenScreen Training (space is limited)
This conference will be followed by a one-day training on the hazard assessment tool the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals., a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives.
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
**Who should come: business and industry, state and local governments interested in pollution prevention, not-for-profits, academia, and labor.
January 11, 2014
A Peer Sharing Event for Businesses
April 1 - 2, 2014
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina
You’re invited to the inaugural Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference, hosted by the Carolina Recycling Association, April 1 and 2, 2014, at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. This exciting peer-sharing event will feature manufacturers from across the Carolinas sharing their experiences in the pursuit of Zero Waste to Landfill initiatives.
Learn from the leaders at BMW, Glen Raven, Daimler, ThermoFisher, Grifols Therapeutics, John Deere, McEntire Produce, IAC, Corning and many others. The conference also will feature vendor panels, how-to and resources sessions, and solutions-matchmaking formats for attendees. Gain insight how to cost-effectively launch, improve, or optimize your business’ waste reduction and ZWTL program.
The Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference is a concurrent event with the 24th Annual CRA Trade Show and Conference, allowing attendees to take advantage of the large CRA vendor exhibit hall and attend at discounted rates.
For more information and to register, click here : Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference
January 11, 2014
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 2 ET
Karl Palmer, California Department of Toxic Substances
January 10, 2014
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 2 ET
GreenWERCS is a formulation profiling tool that uses a comprehensive database of chemical lists to score a product based on relative industry criteria. The program is designed to adapt to the ever changing regulatory landscape and incorporate chemical data from any source. This flexible approach allows for unlimited scoring methods that vary depending on the types of lists and chemical information used to assess the product(s).
Presenter: Sean Burek, The Wercs, Ltd.
Sean Burek is a Business Development Spealist with The Wercs, Ltd. He is a consultant with experience using automation technology to assess the potential hazards within a chemical containing product. Sean received is Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and Economics at Lafayette College.
January 1, 2014
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 11 ET
Flame retardants are a diverse group of chemical substances which are added to plastics, wood or textiles to reduce their propensity to ignite. Since the 1990ies, flame retardants have started to raise environmental concerns, because some brominated flame retardants (e.g. polybrominated diphenylethers, PBDE) were found to form halogenated dioxins and furans in uncontrolled combustion and because the flame retardants were found in various environmental compartments and biota, including humans. This has lead to regulatory restrictions in Europe and elsewhere. A number of flame retardant producers have responded to these concerns by developing more environmentally compatible products based on phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen chemistries (PIN FRs). This paper will present an overview of flame retardant alternatives and their health and environmental assessments, like the European collaborative research project ENFIRO as well as legislative activities in Europe in the context of REACH and RoHS. US activities like the US-EPA projects on Design for Environment and assessment schemes like Greenscreen, will also be touched upon.
flame retardants, ENFIRO, RoHS, WEEE, GreenScreen, DfE, US-EPA, halogen free, alternatives assessment
Presenter: Adrian Beard, Clariant Corporation
Adrian Beard works for Clariant Corporation, Hurth near Cologne in Germany, as Head of Marketing and Advocacy for the Flame Retardants Business Line of the Business Unit Additives. He is also a senior expert in fire safety and environmental properties of phosphorus based flame retardants. Since 2009-03, he is vice-chairman of the newly formed association for non-halogenated phosphorus, inorganic and nitrogen flame retardants (pinfa). From 2006 to 2008 he was president of the European Flame Retardants Association (EFRA). From 1991 to 1999, before joining Clariant, he was head of the environmental analytical laboratory at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology in Oberhausen, Germany.