Explore the impactful achievements of The Green Science Policy

We’re thrilled to share that New Zealand has taken a groundbreaking step by banning PFAS “forever chemicals” in cosmetics from 2026, setting a global standard. This milestone follows The Green Science Policy 2021 study, which uncovered PFAS in various makeup products, sparking a movement towards eliminating these harmful substances from personal care items. Furthermore, their advocacy has played a vital role in preventing hazardous chemicals in furniture, baby products, carpets, and food packaging. Recently, their efforts led to the US EPA proposing to designate nine PFAS as “hazardous constituents,” signaling progress towards safer environmental practices. Additionally, the persistent advocacy for flame retardant-free furniture has resulted in healthier options across the US and Canada, thanks to California’s 2013 standard change. Learn more.