Massachusetts News

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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

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Clean Energy for All

August 21, 2019

Environmental justice (EJ) communities –– low-income communities, people of color and immigrant populations –– are payin

Boston Releases Plan to Move City to Zero Waste

June 19, 2019

Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.

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Statement from Clean Water Action Opposing the Use of Clear Plastic Bags for Recycling

August 7, 2019

We appreciate many elements of Worcester’s proposed Clean City Program that will educate the public, create new waste programs, and reduce litter in the city.  However, the provision to mandate clear plastic bags for recycling is not going to reduce waste--in fact it is wasteful--and there is little empirical evidence to justify its inclusion.  

Bill to protect kids and firefighters from toxic flame retardants takes a step towards passage

June 26, 2019

Today the Joint Committee on Public Health of the Massachusetts legislature took swift and decisive action to protect the health of kids and firefighters.