Northwest Green Chemistry enhances human and environmental health by fostering innovation and economic opportunities through sustainable and green chemistry and engineering solutions.
Drs. Lauren Heine and Amelia Nestler join Peter Schrappen (Clean Boating Foundation and Northwest Marine Trade Association) at the Seattle Boat Show! Stop by, meet NGC's staff in person, and learn more about the Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Assessment.
CA DTSC is hosting a free daylong public workshop on the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in carpets, rugs, indoor upholstered furniture, and their care and treatment products. Learn more.
The third stakeholders call for the anti-fouling boat paint alternatives assessment will be in February. Specific date and time will be announced soon.
NGC is organizing two sessions for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering conference by ACS GCI: "Making Protective Coatings for Boats, Bridges, and the Future" and "Products as Solutions to Real-World Sustainability Challenges: Incentives and Barriers."
In 2011, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation (Chapter 70.300 RCW, Recreational Water Vessels-Antifouling Paints) requiring the phase out of copper-based anti-fouling paints on recreational vessels less than 65 feet in length by 2020. To meet this legislative requirement, Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is working with Northwest Green Chemistry to identify and evaluate alternatives to copper anti-fouling boat paints. Alternatives may include both biocidal antifouling and foul release paints, as well as innovative non-paint non-biocide technologies.
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