Measuring Green Chemistry

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in Presentations, Publications, Research, What I'm Working On | 0 comments

  Dr. Ann Blake of EPHC was contracted by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell to prepare a white paper characterizing the current landscape of measures of green chemistry. Dr. Blake presented a summary of her research at the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council’s Innovators Roundtable at Nike’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon on April 29, 2015. The white paper on green...

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Plastics Scorecard V 1.0 Launched July 1 2014

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Developing Tools and Practices, Publications, What I'm Working On, What's on My Mind | 0 comments

Ann Blake, PhD of Environmental & Public Health Consulting and Mark Rossi, PhD, co-director of Clean Production Action have co-authored the Plastics Scorecard V1.0: Evaluating the Chemical Footprint of Plastics: The Plastics Scorecard v.1.0 offers the first comprehensive method for assessing and reducing chemicals of high concern in plastics. “From baby bottles made with BPA to medical devices made with DEHP, plastics are a surprising...

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Cal/ EPA DTSC Green Ribbon Science Panel

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Chemicals Policy, Crafting Policies, Developing Tools and Practices, Governments, What I'm Working On | 1 comment

Dr. Ann Blake has been reappointed to the Green Ribbon Science Panel, created by AB 1879, the statute that created the Safer Consumer Products program. The 2014 Green Ribbon Science Panel has 15 members consisting of reappointed members from the first Panel and new experts.  This Green Ribbon Science Panel will continue to advise the Department on a variety of scientific and technical matters related to Green Chemistry. Some specific topical...

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University of Washington School of Public Health Sustainability Certificate Curriculum

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Developing Tools and Practices, What I'm Working On | 0 comments

Dr. Ann Blake is worked with the University of Washington’s School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences on a course for the organization’s new sustainability certificate program. Dr. Blake developed and taught a course in alternatives assessments and decision making. The Sustainability Certificate Program launched in the fall of 2015. Dr. Blake’s Alternatives Assessment course ran...

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New Gen Surgical

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Corporations, Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing, What I'm Working On | 0 comments

Environmental & Public Health Consulting is working with New Gen Surgical to evaluate the life-cycle health and environmental benefits of their products. New Gen Surgical develops and manufactures single-use medical devices and surgical products. New Gen Surgical’s designs minimize plastic use and waste by redesigning disposable products used in the O.R. with sustainable...

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