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Staples launches new policy to drive toxic chemicals out of office supplies, electronics, textiles, and other products

October 31, 2019

New commitment targets PFAS, organohalogen flame retardants, phthalates, bisphenols, and other dangerous chem

Environmental Groups Release Report Highlighting the Baker Administration's Record

October 29, 2019

"Protecting the environment, ensuring public health and creating a just society are all inextricably linked--you can't achieve one without the others. Frankly, the Baker Administration has been neglecting health and justice to an unacceptable degree. We urge the Governor to take his responsibilities, for protecting everyone's health from toxics and ensuring environmental justice in every community, more seriously in the next 3 years."

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Welcome to Clean Water Action, Massachusetts!

September 24, 2019

Everything is interconnected: clean water, good health, a stable climate, a healthy environment, economic well-being, a robust democracy, and justice for all—especially the most vulnerable among us. That’s why Clean Water Action aims to makes these basic rights and values central to all of our work.

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Grocer Ahold Delhaize to restrict toxic chemicals in food packaging and beauty products

September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Grocery chain Ahold Delhaize USA today announced a new “sustainable chemistry commitment” that restricts toxic chemicals, including the classes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), bisphenol A (BPA) and other bisphenols, ortho-phthalates, and other chemicals, in the products sold across its 2,000 stores nationwide.

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to ban toxic flame retardants

September 19, 2019

BOSTON—Today, in its first formal session since July, the Massachusetts Senate voted 38-0 to pass the Children and Firefighters Protection Act – which will ban 11 toxic flame retardants in