Campaign for Healthier Solutions
Materials & Resources
Campaign Brochure: English
Campaign Brochure: Spanish
Campaign Brochure: Chinese
Campaign letters to the CEOs of the 4 largest dollar store chains
- Letter to the CEO of 99 Cents Only
- Letter to the CEO of Dollar General
- Letter to the CEO of Dollar Tree
- Letter to the CEO of Family Dollar
- Letter to CEOs in Spanish
- December 5, 2017 Letter to CEO of Dollar Tree
Full Product Testing Results done by the Ecology Center
Presentations from CleanMed 2016 about how dollar stores can help address food insecurity and support community health.
Please utilize our Downloadable images for your grassroots efforts!
Many manufacturing and retail businesses have transitioned to safer chemicals and products, and adopted policies to screen out harmful chemicals from their supply chains. Helpful resources that discount retail chains – and other businesses – can use to implement their own policies and practices include:
- Five Essential Practices for Retailers, Brand Owners, and Suppliers to avoid harmful chemicals, from Coming Clean's Workgroup for Safe Markets.
- The Hazardous 100+ Chemicals that should be phased out of products immediately.
- The Guide to Safer Chemicals, a collection of best practices for organizations working to implement safer alternatives to chemicals of concern.
- The American Sustainable Business Council, a network of business executives, owners, investors, and others working for a more sustainable economy.
- The many resources available through BizNGO, a collaboration of downstream chemical users working to promote the creation and adoption of safer chemicals.
- The Pharos Project, an independent database for identifying health hazards associated with building products.
- The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, a business-to-business forum that advances green chemistry across supply chains.
Sign on to the campaign and show your support for healthier alternatives to toxic chemicals in consumer products.
Because most companies don't disclose what chemicals are in the products they make or sell, and because so many chemicals used in commerce have not been tested for health and safety, we can't just shop our way out of this problem by always picking safer products. Even when products made with less toxic or nontoxic substances exist and are clearly labeled, they are not available in many communities.
We can make some choices to keep harmful chemicals out of our homes, and we can let dollar store chains and elected officials know we need policies to fix this problem.
Send a message to dollar store executives tell them we need safer products.