Plastics Scorecard Featured in On Earth magazine.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in In the Press, What's on My Mind | 0 comments

Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, featured Clean Production Actions Plastics Scorecard in a recent article in On Earth magazine. Read on for an excerpt of Ms. Freinkel’s article: Let’s Be Perfectly Clear A new scorecard tells us about the toxic chemical footprints of everyday plastics. But the game between industry and consumers is still rigged. In a 2007 Skidmore College museum exhibit titled Molecules That...

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Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Regulatory Alternatives Analysis: A Case Study of Lead-Free Solder

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in Crafting Policies, Developing Tools and Practices, In the Press, Print, Projects, Publications | 0 comments

Abstract Regulators are implementing new programs that require manufacturers of products containing certain chemicals of concern to identify, evaluate and adopt viable, safer alternatives. Such programs raise the difficult question for policymakers and regulated businesses of which alternatives are “viable” and “safer.” To address that question, these programs use “alternatives analysis,” an emerging methodology that integrates issues of human...

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GreenBiz.Com’s The Right Chemistry Blog: California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations and B Corps

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 in Chemicals Policy, Crafting Policies, In the Press, What's on My Mind | 0 comments

I was recently invited to write for GreenBiz.com’s The Right Chemistry Blog. I chose to focus on the economic opportunity for California inherent in the Safer Consumer Product regulations. Check it out here.  Why California is leading the way on chemical policy reform By Ann Blake Published December 14, 2012 Email | Print | Multiple Page View Tags: Chemicals, Policy & Regulations, More… California is in the last stages of...

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Report: Green Chemistry at Work

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 in In the Press, Print | 0 comments

Environment California April 2010 environmentcalifornia.com Executive Summary Leading California businesses are showing that consumer products don’t have to contain toxic chemicals, threaten public health, or produce large amounts of waste in order to work. These businesses are making California healthier and wealthier by designing products to be safe from the start, following the principles of green chemistry. This report highlights 12 Golden...

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Down to Earth: Bringing Green Living Home

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 in In the Press, Print | 0 comments

Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly Winter 2009 Down to Earth: Bringing Green Living Home …environmental and public-health consultant Ann Blake ’85…says her whole life is “about finding ways to move us all to a more sustainable relationship with the planet.” She works with local governments, national and international NGO coalitions, and emerging sustainable industries to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing and...

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