10 Organizations That are Demanding Healthy Materials

Jul 13, 2016 12:30 PM ET

Our homes are fraught with carcinogens. Endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, and a laundry list of other types of harmful chemicals are likely in every room of your house. These toxins are in both the hygiene products in your medicine cabinet and also in the materials that make up your bathroom.

If a consumer was posed with the choice between a product that contains toxins or a comparable nontoxic product, one would imagine that the consumer would clearly choose the latter. Historically, chemical-free alternatives were not largely available, but recently, consumers are gaining ever-growing access to healthier options. Companies are learning that manufacturing healthy products is indeed marketable, cost effective, and a smart business practice.

You can now find healthier alternative products in standard retailers, ranging from household cleaners that contain innocuous ingredients like baking soda, to furniture that is free from halogenated flame retardant (HFRs) coatings.

Ingredients transparency gives consumers the option to make informed choices about the products they buy, and is a trend that is on the upswing. Here are ten companies who are forging the craze toward a healthy materials economy. These companies are examples of industry disrupters that will be at the Living Product Expo this September in Pittsburgh. Register to learn how you can help transform your organization into a key influencer in human and environmental health. Early bird registration ends July 15th.