Lead by our Leadership & Voluntary Programs Workgroup and our Board of Directors NPPR provided response to the Pollution Prevention (P2) Grantee Data Collection in Standard Electronic Format requested for comment by US EPA.
NPPR endorsed the Principles for Chemical Ingredient Disclosure.
This initiative has been led by Clean Production Action (CPA) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials Association’s (NEWMOA) Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2).
These principles are aspirational and visionary. They reflect the desire on the part of a wide range of stakeholders to promote transparency and accessibility to information on the chemical ingredients. The principles apply to a diverse set of products, including those in the building, personal care, cleaning, children’s, electronics, and apparel sectors.
NPPR was a signatory to a letter to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice Program. The letter urges Congress to restore Safer Choice to funding and staffing levels consistent with prior years.February 2021
NPPR was a signatory to a letter to EPA’s Acting Administrator, Jane Nishida, supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice Program. The letter urges the EPA to restore Safer Choice to traditional funding and staffing levels.
In May, U.S. EPA hosted a meeting for its Pollution Prevention Grantees in Denver, CO. During the meeting, attendees discussed EPA’s Pollution Prevention Grant Program strategic approach of developing, documenting, sharing, and replicating best practices & P2 innovations. As P2 grantees themselves, several NPPR Board members were in attendance. From the information obtained and discussions held, it’s clear that NPPR will continue to be a relevant resource for P2 professionals in support of our members and the larger P2 community. Following the meeting NPPR provided comments to EPA and encouraged the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention to: