A Full Supply Chain Harmonizes Its Efforts to Mainstream Green Chemistry

Regulatory bans and restrictions as well as consumer, non-governmental organizations and retailer pressure to eliminate the use of specific, effective but harmful chemicals are reducing the palette of options available to chemical formulators. But the next generation supply of safer chemical materials is lagging behind demand.

Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) is addressing the inherent conflict between what consumers want and the available chemical options industry has to work with today. The member-based organization is ramping up its efforts to develop better chemical alternatives for consumer products. GC3 is changing the entire industrial chemical ecosystem to answer society’s need for healthier products.

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Nogales AZ Economic Development Organization’s Launch Four Websites

Four websites, produced by Nogales Community Development, are presenting a more complete, accurate portrait of Nogales, Arizona, an energetic community where people from all parts of the globe live and work. The suite of interconnected, mobile-friendly websites are live.

A coalition of organizations called ‘A Greater Nogales’ collaborated on the four sites that are designed to serve as a reciprocating engine of community information and identity. They are aiming to change people’s perception about Nogales by promoting facts, new perspectives, regional context and personal stories.

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Success Story With Social Impact

The building industry’s full range of impacts on human health and our environment is significant. Building product manufacturing, building site preparation, construction activity and building occupancy and operations account for about one-third of all raw materials used globally.Add to the impact on our natural resources the fact that in the U.S. our buildings are constructed almost entirely with synthetic materials which are processed or treated with toxic chemicals. Designers, builders and building owners rarely know what’s in the materials they use, often learning about health concerns only after a project is completed.

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