Recently, TJX—the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, and Sierra Trading Post—announced on its website it is developing an expanded “Chemical Management” strategy. The new program, which follows more than three years of advocacy by the Mind the Store campaign, Clean Water Action, Trillium Asset Management, First Affirmative Financial Network, and the Investor Environmental Health Network, takes an important step forward towards protecting customers, workers, and the environment from toxic chemical exposure, and paves the way for future action.
The company is eliminating PFAS in packaging materials by 2025. Public health advocates urge the company to act by 2022 and call on Burger King and Wendy’s to follow suit.
PFAS, phthalates, BPA are among the dangerous chemicals Amazon Kitchen brands now prohibit. Amazon joins a growing trend of companies eliminating toxic chemicals in food packaging.