Retailer council sets priorities for safer alternatives to toxic chemicals

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today the Retail Leadership Council (RLC) of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) issued a new statement developed by major retailers calling on chemical companies and suppliers to develop safer alternatives for flame retardants, plasticizers, water and stain repellents, and other chemicals in products sold at retail.

It identifies the need to develop safer alternatives to dangerous chemicals in food packaging, electronics, personal care products, building materials, and other product categories. It says, “the RLC has now collectively identified a set of chemical and application priorities for innovation in safer alternatives.” It also identifies best practices for ingredient disclosure and transparency.



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