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Walmart Sustainable Chemistry Policy A “Big Deal,” But Raises Questions

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

While generally seen as a positive step promoting ingredient disclosure and safer products, Walmart’s Policy for Sustainable Chemistry in Consumables raises questions among consumer advocates. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics wants the mega-retailer to release its list of “high-priority” chemicals publicly and seeks clarification on how the policy will enable more informed decisions by shoppers.

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