Homebase phases out Ospar toxic substances from products

Leading DIY retailer Homebase is to phase out a range of hazardous substances from own-brand products by 2005, based on the Ospar Convention's priority action list. The substances include brominated flame retardants, nonylphenols and lead compounds. Sainsbury's is also seeking alternatives, while the Co-op Bank is trying to ensure its supply contracts are also "Ospar-free".

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