Massachusetts leads again! The state’s Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) is the only US policy to be shortlisted for the Future Policy Award 2021. This prestigious prize is granted by the World Future Council. Open to entrants from around the world, the award is for policies that reduce negative health effects of exposure to chemicals.
According to the TURI of UMass Lowell, TURA was selected because of its “innovative structure and success in working with large and small businesses to protect health and the environment while boosting competitiveness.” With the implementation of TURA, Massachusetts companies “reduced toxic chemical use by 325 million lb, waste by 7 million lb and releases to the environment by 4 million lb.”
For more information about the Future Policy Award please visit the World Future Council. For information on the benefits to Massachusetts and how TURA has become a model for the world, please visit the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell.