Is It Green
Finding and adopting safer alternatives to toxic chemicals is a core aspect of toxics use reduction. An alternatives assessment looks comprehensively at the uses of chemicals of concern, and the availability of safer, technically feasible and affordable alternatives. These alternatives may be chemical substitutions, but may also be modifications to processes or product redesign that facilitates the shift to safer processes and products.
As part of the TURI Lab’s effort to promote safer, “greener” cleaning products, the Lab provides manufacturers, end-users and community group with access to performance testing via its on-line database of testing results, CleanerSolutions. The TURI Lab also can provide process specific training and product formulation assistance to ensure the selection of safer ingredients without sacrificing performance.