Toxics

 Protect your Staff and Customers
from Hazardous Chemicals

 
Below are resources designed to help you choose materials that improve public and environmental health and strengthen your brand.

Download the following two-page annotated listing of resources for identifying hazards and alternatives, assessing company impact, applying for certifications, and finding more specialized support for your business:
          Resources for Businesses — to help you reduce chemicals of concern

Learn through example about the role businesses play in driving positive change through this three-page read including two New York State business case studies:
          New York Businesses Offer Safer Products and Workplaces (TO BE RELEASED SOON)

 
The following 3 recorded webinars provide an Overview of hazardous chemicals and a deep dive into the specific concerns and business strategies relating to Food Packaging & Foodware and Cleaning Products:

 

Hazardous Chemicals Overview

Today’s business leaders are redesigning their products, workplaces, and retail environments to differentiate their brand and meet consumer demand for safe standards. In this webinar, experts will provide guidelines, case studies, certification program information, and opportunities to support the movement toward safer environments. You’ll learn how to assess your current chemical use, reduce your toxic chemical footprint, and strengthen your company’s brand.

Webinar Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
 (password: Toxics18)

Presenters:
Kathy Curtis, Executive Director, Clean and Healthy New York
Bob Rossi, Executive Director, New York Sustainable Business Council

 

Food Packaging & Foodware

While food is essential to our lives, how we process and package our food can endanger our health. Businesses must now adapt not only to protect their customers from these health hazards but also to navigate a changing marketplace and regulatory environment. Join us for an in-depth webinar on which materials to avoid, smart alternatives, and resources for growing your business. 

Webinar Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording (password: Toxics18)

Presenters:
Rich Schiafo, Campaign Coordinator, Clean and Healthy New York
Hilary Baum, Program Director, New York Sustainable Business Council

 

Clean without Harm

Cleaning products in your place of business likely contain chemicals that are hazardous to your employees, your customers, and yourself. Join us for an in-depth webinar on which chemicals to avoid and why. Experts will provide case studies, purchasing strategies, and business resources to help you make the right choices to safeguard your community and environment.

Webinar Presentation Slides
Webinar Recording
 (password: Toxics18)

Presenters:
Bobbi Wilding, Deputy Director, Clean and Healthy New York
Bob Rossi, Executive Director, New York Sustainable Business Council

 

“This workshop gave me a deeper understanding of the public health impacts of ‘chemicals of concern’ in commerce today and the importance of business leadership. I was very impressed with the resources available to help businesses measure and reduce their chemical footprints. Excellent workshop!”
— Camille Cannistraci, Principal of CLC Consulting

 

These resources are provided as part of Business Leadership on Safer Materials, a program of the New York Sustainable Business Council in collaboration with Clean & Healthy New YorkAmerican Sustainable Business Council, and NYS Pollution Prevention Institute
Funding was provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, and/or interpretations of data contained herein are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations or policy of Rochester Institute of Technology and its NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the State.