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October 18, 2013
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Safer Chemicals Workshop
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"Safe Products, Made Safely: Green Chemistry Tools for Business" Workshop is Nov. 13-14

Roger McFadden, vice president and senior scientist at Staples, will provide the keynote address at a green chemistry workshop in Stevens Point, WI, November 13-14.


View details and registration information online at this link. Early registration rate ends October 27.The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology is a co-sponsor of the workshop. 


Roger McFadden

McFadden speaks on a variety of environmental, safety and health topics including Greening the Supply Chain to Meet Your Sustainability Objectives, Cleaning up the Toxic Supply Chain, and Building a Supply Chain with an Environmental Conscience. 


This one and a half day workshop provides a framework for evaluating the best approaches and tools for your business in meeting goals to eliminate or reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products and processes throughout the supply chain. Day 1 of the workshop will provide background on the regulatory landscape, including REACH and U.S. state and federal regulations. It will also cover other drivers for safer chemistry, including the value and cost savings from reducing toxic inputs, reduced liability, and meeting consumer demand for safer products. Day 2 will focus on the process and criteria for selecting tools to evaluate chemical hazards, as well as specific tools designed to meet business needs for hazard assessment, life cycle assessment and alternatives assessment.Industry and American Chemistry Council are aggressively promoting recycle opportunities where they make environmental and economic sense. 


McFadden has served on numerous task forces, panels and committees, in addition to having held top science positions in several organizations and his work as a consulting chemist and engineer. He currently sits on the California Green Ribbon Science Panel and was recently appointed to the California Green Products Innovation Institute. He is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry and the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Initiatives. He has published articles in trade journals, including Cleaning & Maintenance Management Magazine, and ISSA Today, and he is frequently quoted in articles in newspapers and technical publications. 


Additional scheduled speakers: 

Archie Beaton, Chlorine-free Products Association * Karyn Biasca, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology * Lin Kaatz Chary, Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network * Pam Eliason, Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute * Paul Fowler, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology * Karen Larson, Clarke * Nick Leifeld, Serigraph Inc. * James Lochran, Simapro * Teresa McGrath, NSF International * Kathleen Schuler, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy * Alex Stone, Washington Department of Ecology 




Early bird rates through October 27, 2013:

Business/Other $200.00

*SCCP Participants $175.00 

Non-Profit/Government/Academia $120.00 

After October 27th, 2013

Business/Other $225.00

*SCCP Participants $200.00

Non-Profit/Government/Academia $150.        


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