Government Affairs

Washington State Safer Products Update on Paints

Washington

A recent Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) Priority Consumer Products report to the Washington Legislature included Paints on the list under the “Safer Products for Washington” program. Washington DOE included food and beverage cans (bisphenols) and cited concerns over inadvertent Polychlorinated biphenyls (iPCBs) as the reasoning.

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California Water Board Adopts Definition of Microplastics, Focuses on Drinking Water

California

California’s State Water Resources Control Board adopted a definition of microplastics, which includes plastic particles with three dimensions that are less than 5 millimeters in length. California will use this definition to evaluate the extent of microplastics pollution in waterways in the state. 

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