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IC2 Webinar: GreenScreen® Assessments of Flame Retardants

Earlier this year, the IC2 added GreenScreen® hazard assessments of 18 flame retardants to the Chemical Hazard Assessment Database. These GreenScreens derive from hazard assessments done by EPA's Design for the Environment Program (DfE). In this webinar, Lauren Heine, Clean Production Action's Co-Director for GreenScreen and Applied Science (and co-author of the GreenScreen for Safer […]

IC2 Webinar: Mind the Store Campaign

Mike Belliveau, founder and president of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, and Mike Schade, the Mind the Store Campaign Director for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition, described the development of the organizations' Hazardous Hundred list of chemicals of high concern in consumer products and the Mind the Store Campaign's work to spur safer chemical […]

IC2 Webinar: EcoValuate’s Alternatives Assessment Software Tool

Joanna Malaczynski, the CEO of EcoValuate (an IC2 Supporting Member), demonstrated the features of the EcoValuate Alternatives Assessment Tool, currently in beta. The software is designed to help users visually compare multiple alternatives when greening their products. It assists in project management, decision-making, innovation, and communication of complex information in a visual and easily-digestible manner. […]

IC2 Webinar: Evaluation of the IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide

In January 2014, the IC2 published the IC2 Alternatives Assessment Guide (the Guide) to assist member states in conducting alternatives assessments. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the Guide, the IC2 initiated a project to conduct alternatives assessments using the three frameworks described in the Guide. Using data provided by the U.S. EPA and […]

IC2 Webinar: Bisphenol A, Endocrine Disruption, and the Evaluation of Alternatives

Laura Vandenberg, Ph.D. of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Cal Baier-Anderson, Ph.D. of the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics discussed bisphenol A (BPA), endocrine-active chemicals and the toxicological challenges they often present, and the evaluation of safer alternatives to BPA in thermal paper. Dr. Laura Vandenberg's slides Dr. Cal Baier-Anderson's slides

IC2 Webinar: Decision Making and Life Cycle Considerations in Alternatives Assessment

In this webinar featuring two presentations on related topics, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute's (NYSP2I) Kate Winnebeck discussed the results of NYSP2I's case studies of three companies that have implemented alternative chemicals or are in the process of identifying and assessing alternatives (Decision Making in Alternatives Assessment). Kate summarized the three companies' AA […]

IC2 Webinar: Evaluating Product Performance during Alternatives Assessment

Evaluating the performance of potential alternatives, whether drop-in chemical substitutes or changes in product design, can present a significant challenge to alternatives assessors in terms of time, money, and resources. In this webinar, three experts—Alex Stone, Safer Chemical Alternatives Chemist at the Washington Department of Ecology's Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction program; Jason Marshall, Cleaning […]

IC2 Webinar: TURI Sports Turf Alternatives Assessment

Many communities face difficult decisions as they consider whether to install artificial turf playing fields. State P2 programs may receive queries from municipalities, universities, and others about the materials used in artificial turf. Rachel Massey and Joy Onasch, from the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), described TURI's work to develop a limited alternatives assessment […]

IC2 Webinar: Safer Alternatives to Perchloroethylene in Garment Care

In this webinar, we heard from leading organizations on both coasts about their work to understand the potential hazards of dry cleaning solvents and work to identify and spur the adoption of safer alternatives. Joy Onasch, from the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), discussed TURI's work with the dry cleaning sector over the past […]

IC2-BizNGO Webinar: One Stop Shop for Information on Chemical Hazards: The Data Commons

Tired of searching for hazard information on chemicals? Frustrated with reconciling divergent Red Lists? The Chemical Hazard Data Commons makes it easy to find, compare, and monitor chemical hazards from dozens of sources around the globe and provides a forum to work on the ongoing challenges. In this webinar, the Healthy Building Network's (HBN) Michel […]

IC2 Webinar: Firefighting Foams: Practical Considerations to Going Fluorine-free

Learn about: Why fluorine-based firefighting foams are a concern Regulatory scan: global, US Alternatives: performance and their environmental profiles Practical considerations: training, equipment, and costs Cleanout and disposal methods for fluorinated foams Speakers: Ian Ross, Arcadis (UK) Nigel Holmes, Queensland (Australia) Department of Environment & Science Captain Kurt Plunkett, Seattle Fire Department Niall Ramsden, LASTFIRE […]