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New Washington State Restrictions on Flame Retardants Begin July 1, 2017

couch with price tagFive flame retardant chemicals will be restricted in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture starting this summer.

Tina Schaefer, Washington State Department of Ecology



Two Chemicals Added to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of Reportable Chemicals

Illustration of bromopropane moleculeThe EPA added Bromopropane (nPB) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) as reportable chemicals. Reports are due as early as July 1, 2017.

Diane Fowler, Washington State Department of Ecology



“Refuel Your Fun” – Join the Effort to Reduce Waste

Refuel Your Fun and Save - Choose refillables!Single-use propane cylinders are problematic for consumers and the environment. A new campaign encourages retailers and their customers to purchase refillable propane containers.

Janna Ryan, Washington State Department of Ecology



Spring Cleaning with Safer Choice

cleaning suppliesLooking for simple ways to help the environment? Products with the Safer Choice label are as effective as commercial products, but safer for your employees.

Sarah Sage, Washington State Department of Ecology



Upcoming Training Opportunities

lightbulb icon filled with science-themed icons These training opportunities will help you reduce chemical hazards and switch to safer chemicals.

Saskia van Bergen, Washington State Department of Ecology




Dangerous Waste Rulemaking

Printed copy of the Dangerous Waste Regulations, Chapter 173-303 Washington Administrative CodeLearn about amendments to Dangerous Waste Regulations, Chapter 173-303 Washington Administrative Code.

Rob Rieck, Washington State Department of Ecology