EPHC and Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry to Assist Costco Wholesale

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in Crafting Policies, Projects, Top 10 Projects, What's on My Mind |

The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry (BCGC) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) have agreed to a long-term collaborative relationship to assess the current and future chemical management program at Costco. BCGC will be studying and evaluating Costco’s current chemical assessment program and wider chemical policy planning. We will assist Costco in developing a strategic plan for restricting and assessing chemicals of concern within...

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Environmental & Public Health Consulting Achieves Best for the Environment for the third year in a row

Posted on Sep 17, 2017 in What's on My Mind |

Environmental & Public Health Consulting has made it to the B Lab Best for the World lists for the third year in a row, scoring high in positive environmental impact and achieving the 2017 Best for the Environment for companies scoring high in that impact category. A total of 846 businesses across 52 industries from 48 countries were recognized on the full list of 2017 Best for the World honorees. Read on for more from the announcement of...

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Protecting the Most Vulnerable When Selecting Safer Alternatives

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in What's on My Mind |

EPHC’s Principal, Dr. Ann Blake, worked with Sally Edwards at the University of Massachusetts Lowell,  Veena Singla at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Kathryn Alcantar at Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) on a report focusing on how to protect vulnerable populations in the process of selecting safer alternatives. The report is now available at NRDC’s website. EPHC adds its thanks to the...

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Safer Alternatives in the Philippines

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in What's on My Mind |

Dr. Ann Blake recently visited the Philippines, presenting on topics related to safer alternatives to toxic chemicals in consumer products and green chemistry. Dr. Blake was in Manila at the invitation of the EcoWaste Coalition, a member of the International POPS Elimination Network (IPEN), dedicated to creating a toxic free future globally. EcoWaste Coalition is a public interest network of community, church, school, environmental and health...

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Berkeley’s Greener Solutions Class Solves Industrial Chemical Challenges

Posted on May 16, 2017 in What's on My Mind |

In a recent article on GreenBiz.com, Meg Schwarzman, Associate Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry asks, “How could the laccase enzyme found in plants and fungi help Levi Strauss & Co. keep a sharp crease in their brand of wrinkle-free khakis?” It’s one replacement for formaldehyde in permanent press fabrics investigated by an interdisciplinary group of University of California, Berkeley graduate students taking...

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