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Your Webinar Invitation: Join us for "Chemical Policy 101 and California's Green Chemistry Initiative"



 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Policy 101 and California's Green Chemistry Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a Webinar on June 20

 

PPRC and WRPPN would like to invite you to the "Chemical Policy 101 and California's Green Chemistry Initiative" webinar. This webinar will provide P2 Technical Assistance Providers and other interested parties with an opportunity to learn about chemical policy issues and the steps some states are taking to implement green chemistry.

Ken Zarker from the WA Department of Ecology will begin the presentation with an overview of national policies regarding chemicals used in everyday products and their risks. He will also discuss international policies such as the EU’s REACH program and the importance of educating regional businesses who export to the EU.  

In 2007 the State of California launched the Green Chemistry Initiative; part of this process was creating a public process to fill information and safety gaps about chemicals, developing overall policy goals, and finally, identifying and recommending policy options. Don Owens, Green Chemistry Initiative Coordinator’s, presentation will focus on the current status of the Initiative and will give us an inside look on what issues they intend to address in the future.

Green Chemistry is a strategy to reduce the use of toxic substances so that they do not harm the public or contaminate the environment. It is a sharp departure from managing industrial wastes by disposal or incineration. Green Chemistry is a way to make goods and engineer processes using less toxic materials, less energy, and less waste. Renewable feedstocks, recycling, sustainability, and other life-cycle attributes are incorporated at the design stage. This “cradle-to-cradle” approach of Green Chemistry means fewer hazardous substances along with improved air quality, cleaner drinking water, and a safer workplace.

 

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Chemical Policy 101 and California's Green Chemistry Initiative

 

 

 

Date:

 

Friday, June 20, 2008

 

 

 

Time:

 

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

 

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

 

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer

 

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/559324230

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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