Greening of Consumer Products - May 28, 2008



*Wal-Mart spent $2.2 million lobbying consumer product safety legislation

*California seeking input on its green chemistry initiative

*Canadian government begins process to ban everyday chemicals

*California investigators staking out landfills and issuing tickets to violators who dump hazardous waste in landfills

*Walt Disney Stores are voluntarily recalling products due to high volumes of lead

*Los Angeles company fined $10-million for selling 100,000 lead-tainted lunchboxes to the state health department

*Green products manufacturer receives $29 million equity investment

*Green product labels increase likelihood of consumer purchasing

*SOCMA tells Senate committee REACH would hamper U.S. innovation

*US sales of natural and organic cosmetics projected to reach $7 billion in 2008

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