This research aims to educate interested parties on the chemistry, supply chain considerations, regulations, and business procurement policies related to iPCBs and pigments for newsprint, and paper and paperboard packaging.Read More
The field of alternatives assessment is being driven by increasing policy and market demands to substitute chemicals of concern in process and products, as well as the need to help decision-makers in industry and government make smarter, safer choices about chemicals, materials and technologies used. To kick off this series, the first A4 webinar addressed Alternative Assessment's Past, Present, and Future.Read More
This report provides a roadmap for conducting a full alternatives assessment (AA) for food packaging that is free of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and identifies some currently available alternatives. The roadmap follows the IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide (2017) with additions from Northwest Green Chemistry’s experience creating frameworks and conducting AAs, such as minimum (‘showstopper’) criteria defined for each module. The report includes ways to leverage modules completed by other entities, how to test for PFASs, and how to identify PFASs-free alternatives using state procurement policies. Strategic steps forward in a resource constrained and imperfect information environment will allow interested parties to make the most of the Roadmap.Read More
Washington is working to enact laws that protect Puget Sound from toxic chemicals. Part of this work involves identifying sources of contamination which impact aquatic life and ensuring that implementation of legislation does not create new problems. In this report, NGC assessed loading of zinc from zinc oxide from recreational antifouling boat paint for two scenarios, status quo and under the upcoming copper ban.Read More
PrISM™ was created to support product designers in developing products based on sustainable green chemistry and engineering design principles. It is intended to inform early-stage assessment and continual improvement. Information on tools and approaches for more advanced assessment are also included in the workbook. It is currently accessible through Google Sheets which allows for easy transfer back and forth between worksheets and easy access back and forth to external links…Read More
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We're looking forward to many upcoming green chemistry and engineering events hosted both by NGC and our partners.
In particular, take a look at our events in June in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. We're excited for our in-person roadmapping event on Wednesday, June 20th from 6-8pm in downtown Portland (venue to be announced soon!).
Read about our current alternatives assessment work as well as initiatives and opportunities throughout the community in the full newsletter.Read More
Northwest Green Chemistry is inviting feedback from interested parties and individuals on the draft final Washington State Antifouling Alternatives Assessment (AA) report. NGC has received valuable input throughout the past year, as well as at numerous events, such as the Seattle Boat Show and the Northwest Marina and Boatyard Conference. We seek your help in ensuring that the results of our AA work are reported in a way that is relevant and useful.Read More
NGC has partnered with Autodesk, an open source software company, Washington Department of Ecology and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to develop a materials framework that will support current decision making and also provide the flexibility for the inevitable changes this technology will bring.Read More
Opportunity to gain funds, visibility, feedback, and connections to potential investors or partners! They expect to award 3-5 cash prizes from a prize pool of $175,000. Both preservatives and preservative boosters are eligible. Applications are due August 24, 2017, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.Read More
NGC is initiating a structured peer review process and case study utilizing the Biofriendly Product Framework for additive manufacturing. As a nascent, but burgeoning market for material production, now is the time to address issues of sustainability for this promising technology. NGC will be initiating the kickoff meeting soon! Learn more about the project and how to participate.Read More