This day long workshop brought together large purchasers as well as manufacturers and others along the supply chain, to develop strategies to move towards healthier carpeting.
Workshop topics included:
- health and environmental impacts of highly fluorinated chemicals
- the emerging market for safer alternatives
- obstacles to change and how to overcome them
Participants included scientists studying the chemicals, innovators of safer alternatives, and government and NGO representatives, as well as manufacturers and purchasers of carpets.
The purpose of this meeting was to begin a joint dialog about future possibilities that should benefit the image and profitability of the carpet industry.
When: February 8, 2018, 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Where: David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA