Hear Policy Makers Provide Updates on Current and Emerging Regulations, While Green Chemistry Solution Providers, Leading Consumer Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers Discuss How to Prepare for the New World of Safer Consumer Products.
Ongoing public unease about the toxicity of consumer products has led to a variety of state-level policy actions designed to alter the way in which chemicals and the products containing them are designed, formulated, manufactured, marketed, consumed and disposed. These uncoordinated state laws governing consumer product safety have resulted in a patchwork of varying standards and a difficult environment for businesses. This lack of standardization, along with a recognition that the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) no longer provides a sufficient framework for ensuring consumer product safety, has led to a bipartisan effort in Congress to pass unifying federal legislation and re-establish national standards for businesses and their customers. The world of consumer product safety is passing into a new, and potentially radically different, era.