Tips and Insights

Tips and insights to help you make informed chemical management decisions


Fragrance disclosure turned on its head

Unilever will voluntarily disclose chemical ingredients in every fragrance, which is significantly more than what is legally required in the U.S.

Sustainable fibers for apparel and footwear

Innovative new sustainable fibers made from renewable resources or waste materials are making their way into apparel and footwear

Solvents lead EPA top 10 hazardous list

Many solvents “present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment,” and many solvents have made the list

What is next for sustainable fashion?

The apparel industry has introduced supply chain initiatives that fall under the circular economy. They will reduce the abundance of waste in the industry.

Sustainable apparel, three new trends

To combat environmental pollution, there has been an effort by brands to develop sustainable apparel initiatives in products and supply chains.

Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act takes effect.

The EPA will evaluate hazardous chemicals under TSCA

NGO ranks U.S. retailers on chemicals policies

It targeted big box retailers in the U.S. to phase out of products that contain harmful chemicals.

Insights from an alternative materials workshop

The workshop was built around the “case of BPA-free can linings,” but the gist was to share best practices and common challenges across industries as we move towards alternative materials.

Differences between a RSL and MRSL

A RSL is a list of hazardous chemicals that are restricted below a certain threshold in finished textile products.

A MRSL is a list of hazardous chemicals that are restricted below a certain threshold in textile, apparel and footwear manufacturing. This list includes process chemicals, which may be used in manufacturing but are not present in the finished product.

What is lurking in your toothpaste?

A new report published by the Cornucopia Institute, compares and assesses the ingredients of many toothpastes available in the marketplace

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