In brief: Target and CVS Health made progress on phasing out toxic chemicals in their products, while Walmart’s chemical footprint grew by millions of pounds. Top highlights include: Target will phase out BPA, BPS, and all bisphenols from its thermal receipt paper by the end of 2020, and it made progress on PFAS in private-label […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report reveals that many of North America’s largest retail companies are embracing chemical safety policies to help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in products. In the largest-ever analysis of its kind, 63% of evaluated companies improved over the past year alone.
Over the past year, our Mind the Store campaign and coalition partners at NRDC won commitments from 13 top home improvement, big box, and auto-parts retailers to ban the sale of paint removal products containing the hazardous chemicals methylene chloride and NMP at over 30,000 stores across North America and the world.