Mind the Store
See what retailers can do to really get tough on toxics and keep their customers safe.
In a win for consumers nationwide and our Mind the Store campaign, Ashley Furniture has announced a timeframe for banning toxic flame retardant chemicals in all of their furniture!
Safer products are going to be easier than ever to identify, thanks to new changes to EPA’s product labeling program. Yesterday EPA announced changes to rebrand and improve their Design for the Environment (DFE) product labeling program, by announcing a new name and logo to enable families choose products like cleaners with safer chemicals, as well as a new labeling program for “fragrance-free” products.
When I heard that Nestlé USA is committing to remove artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors (like Red 40) from its chocolate candy, I was excited.
In the last few years awareness about the toxicity in flame retardant chemicals in furniture has grown tremendously. Ashley is phasing out toxic flame retardants in their furniture. But they haven’t disclosed when these chemicals will be eliminated.
A new study finds expecting mothers who were exposed to a flame retardant chemical may have been more likely to have a premature birth.
– Advocates Urge Other Leading Retailers to Adopt Timelines and Policies to Eliminate Harmful Chemicals – Several of the nation’s largest retailers have eliminated or begun phasing out furniture with chemicals known as toxic flame retardants, which have been linked to cancer and learning and developmental disabilities in children. However the pace of the phase-outs […]
On January 5, a California superior court judge ordered Safeway to pay nearly $10 million as part of a legal settlement. Several dozen government agencies brought suit against the supermarket chain for illegally disposing of hazardous waste in landfills. The waste came from cleaners, aerosols, hair dyes and other products sold in Safeway stores. Just […]
String lights and beaded garlands have been hazards for multiple years
Unsafe chemicals can result in fines, product recalls and damage to brands
As retailers increasingly respond to public demand to sell products that contain fewer toxic chemicals, a group of corporate and NGO leaders today released a new tool to establish common benchmarks intended to inform and hasten market movement toward safer chemicals.