Join NGC in Reston, VA for the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference by the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute.
Dr. Lauren Heine will be presenting on plastics in electronics. Learn more and register.
The 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment: Building the Field provides a collegial forum for governmental agency staff, university researchers, industry sustainability professionals, environmental health consultants and advocates to:
- Understand advances in alternatives assessment and practices to support informed substitution
- Foster new collaborations between academic, government and industry alternatives assessment practitioners
- Identify training education and technical support needs for alternatives assessment and informed substitution
- Initiate the formation of the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) – formalizing the community of practice
Learn about the ChemSec Marketplace and its role in advancing safer alternatives, like those identified in NGC’s recent work on alternatives to phthalates. Register here.
For over 20 years, PPRC’s Regional Roundtable conference has provided Northwest businesses and agencies with valuable information and networking opportunities within the pollution prevention community. PPRC brings together professionals of all stripes – manufacturing specialists, industry leaders, researchers, and sustainability gurus – to explore ways to improve the environmental and economic health of our region. Learn more and register.
Alternatives to certain phthalates used as plasticizers, fast fusers, and fragrance solvents/fixatives
Dr. Amelia Nestler from Northwest Green Chemistry will present their work on identifying functional and inherently less hazardous alternatives to five phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DEP, and DMP) currently used as plasticizers, fast fusers, and fragrance solvents/fixatives. Register here.
This 1.5 day course will provide participants with information about and hands-on experience with the process for transitioning to safer chemicals, as well as the key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in this process. More specifically, the course will guide participants through OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer.
On Wednesday, June 20, in conjunction with Green Chemistry on Tap, NGC will launch the Emerald Corridor Green Chemistry & Engineering Roadmap (2018-2023). The free event will take place from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at Raven and Rose restaurant in the Rookery Bar. Appetizers and drinks will be served!
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Join us in attending the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®. GC&E provides an opportunity for a diverse network of over 500 academic, industrial and government stakeholders to network and learn about the newest ideas in sustainable approaches to chemistry, chemicals and processes and products. This year’s conference is highlighting the theme, “Product innovation Using Greener Chemistries.”
The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council's 13th Annual Innovators Roundtable will be held on May 8-10, hosted by Eastman Chemical, in Kingsport, TN.
The Roundtable is a valuable event for networking, sharing and learning about the latest developments in green chemistry, across industries and sectors. Suppliers, manufacturers, formulators, brands and retail companies are all welcome.
Come see NGC's Dr. Amelia Nestler present at the Human Health and Materials Summit as part of the Living Future 18 conference on Wednesday, May 2 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Through speakers and interactive exercises, participants in the leadership summit will explore challenges in creating safe materials. The interdisciplinary session is intended to initiate a dialogue to sustain the momentum on focused efforts that ensure the safety and sustainability of the built environment.
This year's event will be held May 1-4 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Learn more on the conference website.
While many chemicals used in commerce are suspected of being harmful, only a small number are regulated. Establishing a chemical management system that goes beyond complying with regulations and strives to reduce or eliminate chemical hazards at the source through informed substitution best protects workers, the consumer and the environment. Transitioning to safer alternatives can be a complex undertaking, but a variety of existing resources make it easier. OSHA has developed a step-by-step toolkit to provide employers and workers with information, methods, tools, and guidance on using informed substitution in the workplace.
The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) is bringing together university researchers and industry members to push the boundaries of renewable resources and establish new revenue creating processes and products.
During this webinar, they will review the strategic goals of a recently established Industry/University Cooperative Research Center supported by the National Science Foundation. The webinar will provide details of the center's operation, funding, intellectual property, project selection and management as well as how your participation will benefit your company, and the successful steering of CB2.
Learn about resources that help formulators to save time and money obtaining the Safer Choice label and the opportunities for suppliers to differentiate their products in the marketplace. Presenters will offer practical guidance for companies who want to leverage the value of the Safer Choice program.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice label helps businesses and consumers identify products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance. To earn the Safer Choice label, manufacturers must submit the chemical ingredients in their products for an independent review that measures them against strict human health and environmental criteria. Product performance, pH, packaging and VOC content are also evaluated to ensure that products with the label are safer for you and your community.
Learn how to use Safer Choice as part of an effective green cleaning program that can assist you with your overall sustainability goals. Hear about how Safer Choice products can be integrated into your purchasing program and how distributors and brand managers can support these markets. A brief overview of EPA’s Safer Choice label program will be given with an emphasis on additional criteria for selected functional classes such as direct release products. Learn more about the speakers and register.
ASBC’s 6th annual sustainable business & policy summit brings together company leaders, elected officials, think-tanks and media to understand and share best practices and reality-based policy initiatives.
The discovery and industrial use of green solvents should encompass three interconnected steps: 1) expansion of current green chemical diversity, 2) use of such diversity to design functional products, 3) implementation of manufacturing systems for functionally optimal green chemicals. Learn more about the speakers and register for this webinar from the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council.