Some examples from Sustainable Futures participants that have seen significant cost savings associated with identifying problematic chemicals and processes early in research and development appear below.
Eastman Kodak, under their Project XL, sponsored a cost-accounting study by the Tellus Institute that compared Kodak's operations both before and after using the P2 Framework models.
Cytec Industries used the Sustainable Futures screening methods to evaluate three potential new materials as premanufacture notices and were able to stop development of one problematic material early on and refocus research efforts to look for a more environmentally friendly alternative.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Kodak's Tellus Report (PDF)(50 pp, 343 K,
August 25, 2000)
A cost-accounting study by the Tellus Institute that compared Kodak's operations both before and after using the P2 Framework models
Kodak Project XL Report (PDF)(12 pp, 130 K,
Kodak Project XL report on review of chemicals for possible commercialization as informed by the P2 Framework
Cytec Industries Takes Stand on Sustainable Futures (PDF)(2 pp, 78 K,
December 2004 / January 2005)
Chemistry Business article about Cytec Industries' use of Sustainable Futures screening methods to evaluate potential new materials