22 Jun '11, 12am

Sherman-Williams' Paint Made from Plastic Bottles and Soy Nets EPA Award

Sherman-Williams' Paint Made from Plastic Bottles and Soy Nets EPA Award

Sherwin-Williams' water-based paint made from recycled bottles and soybeans, and two companies making safer chemical building blocks are among those being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA's 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards are the 16th iteration of the effort, which promotes chemical technologies that reduce pollution, lower or eliminate waste, and result in safer and more sustainable chemicals, processes and products. All in all, the program has given out 82 awards out of the 1,400 nominations submitted over the years. "For too long, chemicals in commerce in the United States have gone under-regulated, which has provided little to no incentive for companies (to make safer chemicals)," said Ansje Miller, the eastern state director for the Center for Environmental Health . "I think the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge A...

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