In 2013 and 2014, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network sponsored a series of workshops and webinars, “Safe Products, Made Safely: Green Chemistry Tools for Business,” with a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project included the development of a Resources Guide, which is a compendium of green chemistry tools and resources, as well as criteria for choosing the right tools for businesses wishing to implement green chemistry and sustainable practices. The Guide also includes a description of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemicals Challenge Program (SCCP), a program to encourage and reward businesses in toxic use reduction efforts. Recordings of our three part webinar series are also available below (please click title to view).

View and download the Safe Products Made Safely Resources Guide. You may also scroll to the bottom of the page to download the PDF directly.

Webinar 1: Navigating the Chemical Safety Landscape. Regulation and Additional Safer Chemistry Drivers; Supply Chain Management; Biz-NGO Framework; Business Case Study – Staples; Companies for Safer Chemicals Campaign.

Speakers: Mark Rossi, Biz-NGO Work Group, Clean Production Action; Roger McFadden, Staples; Bryan McGannon, American Sustainable Business Council

Webinar 2: Hazard Assessment Tools. GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals; Outdoor Industry Assn. Chemical Management.

Speakers: Lauren Heine, Clean Production Action; Tommy Thompson, Hanes Brands. 

Webinar 3: Life Cycle Assessment & Third-Party CertificationCradle to Cradle; Third Party Certification. 

Speakers: Lynne Olson, Ecolab; Ben Bezark, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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