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Purchasing Products With Safer Chemicals
Webinar Slides and Recording Now Available

September 30, 2015

Source: RPN


RPN Webinar: Purchasing Products With Safer Chemicals
Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015 
11:00 AM-12:30 PM PDT (2:00 PM-3:30 PM EDT)


The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production teamed up with the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), and the Green Electronics Council to highlight steps institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors can take to identify and procure products made with safer chemicals and materials.

The webinar, hosted by SPLC, explored and built upon the findings of the recently released report Advancing Safer Chemicals in Products: The Key Role of Purchasing.

This information can help purchasers who are just getting started - by introducing them tools such as credible third-party eco-labels, which make it easy to find products that are among the safest in their class.

Learn about strategies you can use to determine which products are the most likely to contain toxic chemicals and how to use your purchasing power to encourage suppliers to provide you with products that are safer for the people who make and use them - and for the environment.

This webinar featured:

  • Amy Perlmutter, primary author of Advancing Safer Chemicals in Products: The Key Role of Purchasing
  • Colin Price, Oregon Environmental Council
  • Mary Dickinson, Perkins & Will
  • Alicia Culver, RPN
  • Sarah O'Brien, Green Electronics Council
  • Sam Hummel, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (moderator)
Watch the webinar and download the slides at

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