Spring/Summer 2017 Issue
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Your business is liable for all the dangerous waste you generate. If you are uncertain about your responsibilities as a dangerous waste generator, call your nearest Ecology office and ask for a hazardous waste specialist.
Shoptalk is produced by the Washington State Department of Ecology's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program.
Five flame retardant chemicals will be restricted in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture starting this summer.
Tina Schaefer, Washington State Department of Ecology
The 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
Single-use propane cylinders are problematic for consumers and the environment.
A new campaign encourages retailers and their customers to purchase refillable
Janna Ryan, Washington State Department of Ecology
Looking 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
These training opportunities will help you reduce chemical hazards and switch to safer chemicals.
Saskia van Bergen, Washington State Department of Ecology
Learn about amendments to Dangerous Waste Regulations, Chapter 173-303 Washington Administrative Code.
Rob Rieck, Washington State Department of Ecology