The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced it is now accepting applications through January 29, for its second annual Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards.
“Safer Choice partners and award winners have shown that safer products are good for the health of our families, the environment, and business,” said EPA assistant administrator Jim Jones. “We look forward to recognizing the next group of award winners who have innovated and promoted the use of Safer Choice products.”
Award winners will be recognized for advancing the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in or promotion of the Safer Choice Program at a ceremony in late spring of 2016 in Washington, D.C.
EPA will present at least one award in each of these five categories: Product and Chemical Manufacturers; Purchasers and Distributors; Retailers; Supporters; and Innovators.
To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, of stringent human and environmental health criteria.
Currently, the Safer Choice Program has nearly 500 formulator-manufacturer partners who make more than 2,000 products for retail and institutional customers.For more information, visit EPA’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards webpage.