The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) won a 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award in the Supporter Category. Safer Choice is an EPA program that helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and are safer for human health and the environment. LHWMP is a multi-jurisdictional program that focuses on reducing public and environmental exposure to hazardous materials.
The award acknowledges LHWMP’s efforts to support the Safer Choice program through Safer Choice-related communications and safer chemistry innovation which included promotion via the LHWMP website, publications, presentations, technical field visits, and LHWMP’s Safer Alternatives Methodology (LSAM), which provides staff with a method for identifying safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals and chemical products used by small businesses and households in King County. LHWMP’s recognition as an award winner can be viewed here on the Safer Choice website.
Kudos to the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program! We appreciate their commitment to leading the way in reducing the threat posed by the production, use, storage and disposal of hazardous materials.