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Thursday June 13 2019 - Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Ceremony

State House, Great Hall, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

11 a.m. Presentation of Awards
12 p.m. Light Lunch, Networking,
 Exhibits, Photos

RSVP to Brenda Wilson

Champions of Toxics Use Reduction

Join us in recognizing leaders who are making the Commonwealth a safer and healthier place to live and work.

  • Morgan Advanced Ceramics, New Bedford - Eliminated the use of 3,300 pounds of TCE used in a vapor degreaser by switching to a water-based cleaning system.
  • MSI Transducers Corp., Littleton - Reduced the use of lead and lead waste generated in the manufacturing process by re-engineering two injection molds.


  • Auto Technology Program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Marlborough - Eliminated the use of hazardous solvents by purchasing a bio-based system to clean auto parts.
  • Dory Cleaners, Swampscott - Switched from using perchloroethylene (perc) to the safer alternative professional wet cleaning.
  • Gymnastics Academy of Boston - Norwood -  Purchased new foam pit cubes without flame retardants to protect the health of children.


  • Don't Take That Receipt!, Haydenville - Raised awareness about Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Bisphenol-S (BPS) in store receipts and encouraged store owners not to print receipts when possible.
  • The Field Fund, Inc., Martha's Vineyard - Shared the success of using an organic approach to maintain athletic grass playing fields with other communities.
  • Lawrence Fire Department - Visited more than 100 auto body and repair shops in Lawrence to encourage owners to use safer products.
  • Worcester Public Schools - Identified safer alternatives for maintaining buildings and busses.

Terry McCormack, Raynham
Umicore Electrical Materials USA Inc., Attleboro

Used toxics use reduction planning to find ways for his company to avoid the use of toxics, save money and integrate the process into their corporate environmental management systems.