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Contact: Stacy Malkan, 510-848-5701,; Mike Schade, 212-964-3680,

September 13, 2013

Walmart Requires Suppliers to Phase out Hazardous Chemicals: NGO Statements

Yesterday, the world's largest retailer Walmart announced a new policy to require manufacturers of cosmetics and cleaning products to disclose ingredients in their products and remove priority hazardous chemicals. The policy has huge implications for the many groups in the Workgroup for Safe Markets that are working to shift the market to safer chemicals and green chemistry.

NGO Statements


  • Walmart's Chemical Policy: Right Formula But Just a First Step, by Mark Rossi, Clean Production Action -- GreenBiz 
  • Victory! 3 Lessons from Walmart's New Chemicals Initiative, by Stacy Malkan, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics -- Huffington Post 
  • Walmart to US Green Building Council: You are Right! by Bill Walsh, Healthy Building Network -- HBN newsletter
  • Beauty Industry Getting a Makeover: Walmart, Proctor & Gamble to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals from Products -- Breast Cancer Fund Prevention Blog
  • Walmart Takes the Lead on Mind the Store Challenge, by Lindsay Dahl,
    Safer Chemicals Healthy Families blog 
  • Good News: Hazardous Chemicals Off the Store Shelves, by Cindy Luppi, Clean Water Action Blog

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