The Calfironia Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) held a hearing on September 10, 2012 for public comments to the Agency’s draft Safer Consumer Product regulations. Many of the comments expressed concern that the regulations were overbroad, provided too little time to respond, gave DTSC too much discretion, and did not afford protection of trade secrets.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) held its public hearing at 10 am on September 10, 2012 on its draft regulations for safer consumer products. The hearing will be available on DTSC’s website.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (“C2C Institute”) is a non-profit organization that will certify products based on five categories –renewable energy, clean water, material health, social responsibility and material reutilization. The C2C uses a 5-criteria protocol to evaluate products based on methodology that was originally created by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. The five
Cal Recycle (the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) has proposed significant changes to its regulations of rigid plastic packaging containers (“RPPC”) . These regulations apply to RPPCs with a capacity of between eight (8) ounces and five (5) gallons with exceptions for food and medical containers. Such containers must be sourced reduced or have