Companies want to remove toxic chemicals from their products, but as a group of businesses and nonprofits found, it's easier said than done.
Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers have discovered that greener chemicals and concerned citizens create a potent formula for change.
Here are three causes supported by the American Sustainable Business Council that you can fight for, too.
The consumer goods giant wants to remove the harmful chemical from leading detergent brands within two years.
Industry heavyweights devise a formula for moving green into the broader economy.
The 'revolutionary' approach, which counts IKEA as an investor, works with polyester but could be applied to cotton next.
Oil and gas company Apache seeks new ways to make hydraulic fracturing chemicals more sustainable.
To shrink the hole in the ozone layer, we need to cut down on dangerous substitutes for ozone-depleting substances.
Staples, HP and Wal-Mart are taking action to use greener, healthier building materials and products.
Replacing toxic chemicals in the soaps, cleaners and shampoos we use everyday too often replaces a "devil you know" with a lesser-known substance.
Ambitious initiatives look beyond standard regulations to make consumer products safer and more sustainable.
The USGBC-NCC is teaming up with building companies, tech giants such as Adobe and Google, and healthcare providers to promote green building as a health issue.
What materials are really in the chair you're sitting on? This trade group quickly learned how complex the answer is.
Here's a primer to help measure whether the chemicals your company uses are environmentally friendly, or are at least safer alternatives.
Walmart's huge move toward reducing toxics in products can create a lasting effect. Here's why.
Chemical-free products may be impossible, but a new tool aims to help better manage the supply chain.
The retail giant is targeting about 10 chemicals to replace with safer alternatives, and is also working toward sustainable beef supplies.
At Walmart's Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting today, the retailer vowed to target chemical and fertilizer use in its mammoth supply chain.
These three policies threaten to roll back sustainability gains. Put them on your radar.
Thirteen colleges and universities have pledged to ensure chemistry grads have deep knowledge of green chemistry as they enter the job market.