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Coalition of Retailers, NGOs to Adopt Safer Alternatives Policy

12:26 PM MDT | October 24, 2008 | Kara Sissell

A coalition of businesses and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) has developed an initiative to promote the widespread adoption of the use of safer chemicals in consumer products. The group includes office products retailer Staples and health care organization Kaiser Permanente, as well as environmental groups. The coalition, Business-NGO Working Group for Safer Chemicals (New York), will build on decisions by several major retailers to voluntarily stop selling products that contain certain hazardous substances, the group says (CW, April 21, p. 26). “This...

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