Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Shortlisted For International Award

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Lowell, Mass., Thursday, June 17, 2021 -- The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) is among 12 policies from five continents shortlisted for the Future Policy Award 2021.

Awarded by the German-based World Future Council, the prize celebrates the most effective policy solutions that minimize the adverse health effects of exposure to chemicals on human health and the environment. In total, 55 policies from 36 countries were nominated in November 2020. TURA is the only policy from the United States that made the latest cut.

“It’s a great distinction for Massachusetts that TURA was shortlisted for this international award,” says Jay Kaufman, founder of the Beacon Leadership Collaborative, who served in the Massachusetts legislature for 24 years. “To be recognized worldwide for an innovative policy that’s proven to work says a lot about Massachusetts as an environmental leader that supports the economy. TURA proved that you can have both.”



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