Paper on US Chemical Policy
By dd on Nov 11, 2009
Federal chemical policy in the US has been fairly stagnate for years, but there is increased discussion about the need for new policy and what shape it should be.
One of the most important changes in the last couple of decades is the increased role of product manufacturers in the chemicals ecosystem. Manufacturers are now held responsible for the chemicals used in their products, for the sources of those chemicals, and for takeback and recycling.
In order to raise awareness of the increased challenges to product manufacturers and the possible opportunities in new, federal chemical legislation, I've laid out the basic issues and some proposals in a paper entitled "US Chemical Policy - A Product Manufacturer's Perspective".
This is part of an ongoing discussion, so please send me any feedback.