The implications of California’s Green Chemistry initiative are far REACHing. Many companies have viewed the initiative in the context of doing business primarily in California, but have not considered the implications presented by the many overlapping and conflicting regulatory schemes that govern the manufacturing, importing, distribution and marketing of consumer products and chemicals. For those companies doing business nationally and internationally, the initiative reach is global. This article, by Squire Sanders partner Chris Amantea, explores the implications of this global reach.
Originally published in Los Angeles Daily Journal and reprinted with permission.