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Workshop focuses on using safer chemicals

Published June 5, 2014

A daylong workshop on June 4 hosted by UB focused on helping business, government and other organizations find ways to use safer chemicals.

The event, which included a few dozen people nationwide, looked at how various groups use GreenScreen, a software program that centers on identifying hazardous chemicals and providing information about safer alternatives.

Companies such as Hewlett Packard and Wal-Mart, and states including California and Washington use the product to lower the risk of damaging the environment and human health.

Held at the Jacobs Executive Development Center in Buffalo, the event was a partnership between UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Office of Sustainability.

Additional sponsors included the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable and Great Lakes Restoration.