Topher Buck is the Senior Project Manager for GreenBlue's CleanGredients program.
Topher has been with GreenBlue for over five years as a Senior Project Manager for the Chemicals program. As GreenBlue's resident chemist, Topher primarily manages the development of the CleanGredients® database, which provides information on the environmental and human health attributes of chemicals to help support the formulation of environmentally preferable products, in addition to overseeing GreenBlue's broader green chemistry strategy. He has over 20 years of experience working with government agencies, private-sector firms, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions on various environmental issues. He also has a diverse academic background that encompasses environmental chemistry, toxicology, ecology, energy systems, information design, and IT systems development.
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