NPPR Lean & Environment Webinar: Design for the Environment

Libby Sommer, Environmental Scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment Program (DfE), will talk about DfE’s efforts to inform and promote the use of safer chemicals. Under the DfE Safer Product Labeling Program, DfE allows the use of its logo on products that meet stringent green chemistry criteria. DfE recently added an ingredient disclosure requirement, making this the first labeling program of its kind to require such disclosure. DfE is also assessing alternatives to priorities chemicals such as BPA and brominated flame retardants, and will be assessing alternatives to phthalates.


  • Date: Tue., Feb. 21, 2012
  • Time: 3:00 pm EST, 2:00 pm CST, 1:00 p.m. MST, 12:00 pm PST


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  • Welcome and Introductions: Hugh O’Neill, Chair, Washington Dept. of Ecology
  • Bill Paugh presentation
  • Q&A/Discussion


The lean and environment workgroup is a partnership between the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (, the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx), the Zero Waste Network (, and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center ( Its purpose is to demonstrate the profitability of incorporating sustainable business practices into operations.

Anyone who is interested in being part of the group should go to and click on “apply” for membership. If you already have a Google ID, you can sign in and apply for membership. If you don’t have a Google ID, you can click on the link to the right to create an ID and apply for membership. Also check out the NPPR Lean and Environment Workgroup Google site at

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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