THANK YOU!!! Home Depot and Lowe’s Eliminating Toxic Phthalates in Flooring

We went to Lowe’s on Earth Day and asked them to take toxic phthalates out of their vinyl flooring. So did concerned citizens around the country. And guess what? They did! We want to thank Lowe’s for announcing that they will be taking toxic phthalates out of their vinyl flooring products by the end of the year! … More THANK YOU!!! Home Depot and Lowe’s Eliminating Toxic Phthalates in Flooring

State Bans Plastic Microbeads

Connecticut lawmakers have banned the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics, according to the office of State Rep. Terry Backer. Non-biodegradable microbeads – found in soaps, cleansers, toothpaste, and other personal care items – can be hazardous to wildlife, particularly fish. “Plastic microbeads are showing up in fish in our food chain. They absorb toxins … More State Bans Plastic Microbeads

Connecticut Bans Toxic Lawn Pesticides in Municipal Playgrounds Statewide

(Beyond Pesticides, July 10, 2015) The Connecticut General Assembly last week passed legislation banning toxic lawn pesticides on municipal playgrounds, effective October 1, 2015. In the omnibus budget implementation Bill 1502 at Section 448 (p.563 at line 17579). The bill also improves the existing parents’ pesticide notification system by requiring school districts to provide at least 24-hour electronic notification … More Connecticut Bans Toxic Lawn Pesticides in Municipal Playgrounds Statewide