2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Now Open for Nominations
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Posted by: Kathleen Chaplick
EPA is announcing that the application period for the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Program is now open, and applications are due to the agency by December 16, 2016. The Awards recognize the leadership contributions of EPA's partners and stakeholders in advancing chemical safety and pollution prevention by making safer chemicals and safer products available to consumers and purchasers.
"This has been a momentous year for chemical safety in America with the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” said EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones. “In addition, we have also seen a large up-tick in consumer awareness and demand for products that carry the Safer Choice label. We have 120 new products with the Safer Choice label as well as 100 additional safer ingredients bringing the number on our Safer Chemicals Ingredients List to over 820 chemicals. We look forward to the next group of award winners, innovators who have designed, contributed to and promoted the use of Safer Choice-labeled products."
Those interested in applying may choose to submit under one or more of the following categories: product manufacturers, purchasers and distributors, retailers, supporters and innovators. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony in late spring of 2017 in Washington, DC.
Find information about the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards and application process.
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