Environment California Research and Policy Center
This report highlights seven Golden State businesses that are identifying unnecessary hazards in their facilities, in their manufacturing processes and in the products they sell—and acting to eliminate them. They join many other businesses (including 12 profiled in Environment California Research & Policy Center’s 2010 report, Green Chemistry at Work) that are making Californians healthier and succeeding in the marketplace by following the principles of green chemistry.
However, the use of safer alternatives to toxic chemicals in commerce remains the exception, rather than the rule. California can protect public health, safeguard our environment, help companies remain competitive in the global marketplace, and set an example for the rest of the nation by finalizing the Safer Consumer Products Regulations, a key part of the state’s Green Chemistry Initiative.