mind the store
Today the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) released its second annual report, revealing that Walmart has become the first retailer to evaluate its chemical footprint and has also become a CFP signatory.
Now that the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill is on the President’s desk, it is a good time to reflect on what it represents and what’s next.
Recently, Target quietly posted a rather important update to its sustainable products standard addressing toxic chemicals.
UPDATE: In October 2015, Macy’s announced that it would stop selling furniture containing flame retardants! Keeping your family safe and healthy can be difficult these days. It seems like every new product that comes out has some scary toxic chemical in it just waiting to be linked to equally scary health problems. Brominated and chlorinated […]
When it comes to moving our economy away from unsafe chemicals, perhaps no one has more power than major retailers to push suppliers and manufacturers, and ultimately the chemical industry, toward more responsible practices.
Who will be Next to Join Them?
Fantastic news!! Home Depot and Lowe’s, the two largest home improvement chains in the country, announced they will ban toxic phthalates added to vinyl flooring by the end of the year!
I have some exciting news! Since we launched the Mind the Store campaign nearly two years ago, we’ve been calling on the nation’s biggest retailers to get serious about toxic chemicals in their products. Last year we challenged Walgreens, the nation’s #1 pharmacy chain, to adopt a comprehensive chemicals policy. Guess what? They are listening […]
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.
As many of us are getting ready for our big Thanksgiving holiday meals, dangerous chemicals may be lurking in our favorite Thanksgiving dishes.