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April 27, 2012
By Scott Learn

Gov. John Kitzhaber (click here) signed an executive order today designed to boost the prospects for "green chemistry" in Oregon, including requirements to have state agencies favor the least-toxic products in purchasing.
The order -- backed by the Oregon Environmental Council and green chemistry leaders in business and academia -- requires state agencies to begin a pilot program for purchasing less toxic cleaning products by the end of this year.

It also calls for the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Administrative Services to complete a plan by July 1, 2013, for revising state purchasing guidelines on other products, such as electronics, furniture and building materials. The order does not specify a timeline for implementing the new guidelines....

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December 27, 2010

Michigan-based company (click here) formulates and sells green cleaning and personal care products.

The first-ever Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Award for small business has been presented to pHurity, Inc., which is woman-owned and operated by Barbara Kovach of Franklin, Michigan. Kovach accepted the award this week during the second annual Michigan Green Chemistry Conference in Lansing.

Founded in 2007, pHurity, Inc. is a formulator of plant-based, renewable and biodegradable green cleaning and personal care products that are manufactured in Auburn Hills and currently sold in more than 75 specialty grocery and health stores throughout Michigan.

“Our first several months were spent in intensive research and product formulation to ensure that every ingredient was analyzed and verified before we introduced pHurity products to the market in late 2008,” said Kovach, an intellectual property attorney who founded the company with partner Tim Darwish....