Tips and Insights

Tips and insights to help you make informed chemical management decisions


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

Fire retardant

States consider over 60 bills to regulate chemicals in 2016

U.S. states have been working independently to consider restrictions on chemicals because they can’t wait for the federal government to act. In 2016, over 20 states are considering 60 bills that would regulate the manufacture and sale of chemicals or restrict their use in products. The bills range from labeling requirements to blanket prohibitions on certain chemicals in defined products and can be roughly categorized as follows.

Five steps to improve supply chain transparency

With mounting scrutiny around supply chain transparency, companies are faced with the need to develop stronger relationships with suppliers. Companies must have visibility deeper in their supply chains. Transparency means companies know where their products are made and by whom.

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