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January 31, 2024

EPA Accepting Applications for 2024 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 31, 2024, that it has begun accepting applications for the 2024 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards. EPA states that the awards will recognize the leadership contributions of Safer Choice partners and stakeholders showing achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, promotion, sale, and use of Safer Choice- or Design for the Environment (DfE)-certified products that further outstanding or innovative source reduction. EPA notes that, “[i]n support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goals, EPA especially encourages submission of award applications that show how the applicant’s work involving products with safer chemical ingredients promotes environmental justice, bolsters resilience to the impacts of climate change, results in cleaner air or water, improves drinking water quality or advances innovation in packaging.” Submissions are due April 25, 2024. EPA will recognize award winners at a ceremony later in 2024.