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Imagine a world where all products are healthy for people and the environment, where disease rates for cancer, infertility, asthma, and learning disabilities are falling rapidly, where landfills and incinerators are no longer, and where governments and markets reward healthy products. Founded in 2001 to achieve this vision, Clean Production Action engages in collaborations and develops tools that promote safer alternatives to toxic chemicals through our core initiatives of BizNGO, GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, and the Chemical Footprint Project.

    New Ecolabel for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam Image

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    01-22-20

    New Ecolabel for PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam

    As global concerns grow around the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—known as the ‘forever chemicals’ because they can persist for thousands of years in the environment—Clean Production Action today released GreenScreen Certified™ Firefighting Foam, the first ecolabel for PFAS-fre...

    ZDHC Recognizes GreenScreen Certified™ by Clean Production Action as Indicator of Level 1 MRSL Conformance Image

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    02-21-18

    ZDHC Recognizes GreenScreen Certified™ by Clean Production Action as Indicator of Level 1 MRSL Conformance

    Today Clean Production Action and the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme announced GreenScreen Certified™ as the newest accepted certification standard for ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) Conformance.

    “The ZDHC MRSL is a list of chemical substances banned from intenti...

    Chemical Footprinting Moves to the Mainstream Image

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    08-02-17

    Chemical Footprinting Moves to the Mainstream

    The Chemical Footprint Project’s second annual report reveals chemical footprinting moves to the mainstream. A diversity of companies across sectors, sizes, and the globe participated in the 20...

    New Certification for Safer Chemicals in Textiles Meets Market Needs Image

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    04-19-17

    New Certification for Safer Chemicals in Textiles Meets Market Needs

    Today in Amsterdam at the Kingpins Show for the denim industry, Clean Production Action (CPA) launched GreenScreen Certified™ for Textile Chemicals (www.greenscreencertified.org). The new certification program meets industry demand...

    Chemical Footprint Project Releases First Report on Corporate Progress Toward Safer Chemicals Image

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    05-19-16

    Chemical Footprint Project Releases First Report on Corporate Progress Toward Safer Chemicals

    In the first initiative of its kind to publicly benchmark corporate chemicals management, the Chemical Footprint Project (#ChemicalFootprint) today published its inaugural

    ‘Chemical Footprint Project' Takes First Step Toward New International Consensus With Leading Companies & Investors Image

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    06-19-15

    ‘Chemical Footprint Project' Takes First Step Toward New International Consensus With Leading Companies & Investors

    You’ve heard of a company’s carbon footprint.  Now it’s time for the chemical footprint.

    Despite growing regulatory efforts, businesses around the world continue to use chemicals of high concern to human health and environment. Formaldehyde and toxic phthalates in flooring are but two

    New Tool Launched Today Measures  Corporate Progress Towards Safer Chemicals Image

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    12-08-14

    New Tool Launched Today Measures Corporate Progress Towards Safer Chemicals

    A group of corporate and NGO leaders today released a new tool for assessing leadership in corporate chemicals management.  The Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) provides the first-ever common metric of its kind for publicly benchmark...

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