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Design for the Environment (DfE) Furniture Flame Retardancy Partnership

Organization Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/projects/flameret/index.htm
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Green Chemistry, Hazardous Waste & Materials
Sector Chemicals and Plastics, Consumer Goods
Type Of Assistance Technical Assistance, Voluntary or Partnership Programs
Description DfE's Furniture Flame Retardancy Partnership is helping industry factor environmental and human health considerations into their decision-making as they choose chemical flame retardants for fire safe furniture foam. This broad, multi-stakeholder partnership was formed to develop and disseminate information on alternative technologies for achieving furniture fire safety standard.

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