Safer Chemistry Webinar: Sharing Successes: Washing Systems

Webinar Title: Sharing Successes from the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program: Washing Systems

Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Description: This webinar will examine the successes of the past year of the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program. It will provide attendees with background into the program and a case study of the program in action. Washing Systems, a SCCP charter member, has put significant effort and research toward safer chemistry in their cleaning formulations. Working with their customers, they are eliminating or reducing chemicals of concern. Washing Systems set the following reduction goals as part of their SCCP commitment: 100% nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE); 100% butyl cellosolve; 100% petroleum hydrocarbon based solvents; and 100% EDTA or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. They have seen significant strides in reaching those goals and all chemical reductions are thus far on target. The most significant reduction has been with phosphates with a goal of 50% and a reduction of less than 5% prior to entering SCCP–they have already reduced 95%, exceeding their program goal.

This webinar is part of the Spring 2013 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Webinar Series.

Leah Boyd
Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Manager
Washing Systems

Cindy McComas
Co-Project Manager, SCCP
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Join the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program!
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable announces that companies have until April 15, 2013 to join the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP). The objective of this voluntary initiative is to motivate, challenge, and assist businesses in reducing their use of chemicals of concern to human health and the environment. The SCCP will also recognize and reward companies for finding safer alternatives to the hazardous chemicals they currently use.

For information on how to become a member of the Safer Chemistry Challenge program visit Facilities in the Great Lakes basin can join the program at no cost for two years under the current EPA grant. Questions can be directed to