Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

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Alumna Melanie Vrabel co-recipient of the EPA’s James W. Craig Pollution Prevention Leadership Award

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As part of the DfE Formulator team, Melanie Vrabel received the highly prestigious James W. Craig Pollution Prevention Leadership Award. The DfE Formulator team works with industry to develop safer products, such as cleaning products. You may have seen the DfE logo on products such as the new Clorox GreenWorks line, Scrubbing Bubbles, Shout, etc. Melanie personally works with each of the companies to help them choose ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment. 

The James W. Craig Pollution Prevention Leadership Award may be granted to any EPA employee who has brought about fundamental and sustained improvement in the Agency's core programs and processes through the identification and integration of practical pollution prevention solutions to environmental problems. A plaque was presented to each of team member by EPA Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock, at the National EPA Awards ceremony on May 20, 2008.

June 11, 2008