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Sustainable Products

Supporting the Development of Sustainable Products

Sustainable Products graphicIn the wake of product recalls, safety scares, and an increased number of scientific studies linking toxic chemicals to negative health effects, consumers are demanding safer, healthier and greener products from companies and more action from government. 

The Lowell Center’s research has delved into a wide array of product categories such as electronics, mobile phones, textiles, visual arts and children’s toys as well as focused on specific chemicals of concern such as phthalates and mercury.

The Lowell Center’s Framework for Sustainable Products tool provides 5 key questions for evaluating product sustainability. Download the report and two-page summary.