Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October brings yellow leaves and green chemistry

By Andrew Wineke, communications, Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction

Is there ever too much of a good thing? Not when it comes to pollution prevention and green chemistry. Ecology is supporting a pair of workshops later this month aimed at giving professionals interested in reducing toxic chemicals new information and insight.

Oct. 27-29, the Pollution Prevention Resource Center will be hosting its Regional Roundtable in Seattle (register online). Oct. 27-28 is a two-day Lean & Green training, while Oct. 29 is a series of workshops. If your company participates in Washington State’s Pollution Prevention Planning program, you may be interested in the “Pollution Prevention 101 and Turbo Plan,” presented by members of Ecology’s Toxics Reduction staff.

On Oct. 28, Northwest Green Chemistry will be hosting “Catalyzing Change: Northwest Green Chemistry Roundtable 2014” in Tacoma (register online). The Roundtable will bring together leaders in chemistry, chemical engineering, chemicals management, toxicology, occupational health and sustainability. The roundtable will look at how to incentivize green chemistry innovation, offer case studies from successful companies, and check in on green chemistry research being done in our region.

At lunch during the NGC roundtable, Ecology will present the Safer Chemistry Champion Awards to honor organizations making significant improvements in safer products and cleaner manufacturing methods.

We hope to see you there!

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