Green Chemistry at Ecology
Ecology is using the the principles of Green Chemistry to
help Washington State businesses be more profitable and
competitive while protecting the environment. Ecology’s
initiative to Reduce Toxic Threats focuses on prevention
strategies. The use of fewer toxic chemicals in products
is the surest way to avoid pollution.
Roadmap for Advancing Green Chemistry
Leaders from business, universities, nonprofit organizations and government joined together to develop a strategy to promote safer chemicals and products. This resulted in a new report, A Roadmap for Advancing Green Chemistry in Washington State.
The report outlines a "roadmap" to help position the state for an increase awareness and capacity for green chemistry over the next five to seven years.
Additional Green Chemistry Activities at Ecology
discusses basic definitions and principles.
Green Chemistry and Safer Alternatives discusses projects in which Ecology is using
Green Chemistry strategies to look for less-toxic chemicals
for Washington businesses.
Green Chemistry Resources for schools and and analytical labs.
Assessing the Safety of Chemical Alternatives Ecology is developing guidance to help business and industry identify safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. We are working with seven other states to develop an “alternatives assessment” document. Join the listserve to give your input and get updates.
Pollution Prevention Resources for Schools and Analytical Labs - Ecology is working with businesses and schools to find safer alternatives to reduce, or even eliminate the use of toxic metals.
Green Chemistry at the Federal Environmental Protection
Design for the
Environment at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Lean and Green discusses the use of Lean
Manufacturing to help Washington state businesses become
Toxic Threats is one of the Key Initiatives for
the Washington State Department of Ecology
Pollution Prevention and Planning in Washington State
discusses Washington's Pollution Prevention program.
Alternatives to Deca-BDE in Televisions and Computers and
Residential Upholstered Furniture is the Alternatives
Assessment report as required by
Children's Safe Products Act,
passed in 2008, directed Ecology and the Department of
Health to develop a list of chemicals that manufacturers
must report on.