Comments on EPA's Role in Advancing Sustainable Products
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and its membership are pleased to submit comments on the above-noted sustainable products solicitation. RILA members believe that the EPA, through voluntary programs like ENERGY STAR and SmartWay Transport Partnership, has proven itself to be a valuable ally in supporting and advancing the environmental goals of the business community. We hope that the EPA can bring their resources to bear in collaboration with existing sustainable product working groups. Therefore, we propose several recommendations for a voluntary EPA program that would effectively accelerate and enhance ongoing sustainable product efforts without stifling the necessary innovation in that field through prescriptive regulations.