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Replacing toxic products with safer alternatives
The majority of chemicals that seep into peoples' bodies and the environment come from the products we use every day, which is why Ecology created the Product Replacement Program.
New paper about Contaminants of Emerging Concern in wastewater
New review paper gathers studies about Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) entering Washington water
Reducing plastics in Washington
Plastic pollution is everywhere and poses a threat to human health, wildlife, and the environment .
Is your dry cleaner still using toxic PERC?
50 dry cleaning businesses across the state have switched from using toxic PERC. However, approximately 60 are still operating.
Tackling Toxics: How partnerships produced success at Founder’s Choice
Founder’s Choice Cabinets wanted to help the environment and improve their business practices. By turning to Ecology, it reduced its environmental impact and achieved cost savings as well.
$500,000 to help beat back the recycling crisis
Ecology’s Recycling Development Center has awarded $504,073 to 10 local governments and one university to help develop and grow markets for recycled materials.
Help us make food packaging safer in Washington
We’re working to find safer replacements for PFAS in six types of food packaging. Stakeholder and public input is crucial to the next assessment.
Making food packaging safer with alternatives to toxic chemicals
Consumers in Washington may soon see safer food packaging. We published a report identifying alternatives with fewer toxic chemicals.
Better living through Green Chemistry
After nearly a century of manufacturing dangerous toxic chemicals, a new perspective in the field has emerged called "Green Chemistry."
PFAS Sampling in Lake Washington
Scientists from our Toxic Studies Unit recently completed the first round of sampling as part of a new PFAS study in Lake Washington and its tributaries.

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