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Big Idea: UT Staff Member Works for Safer Toys

Cat Wilt wants to make toys healthier, safer, and more environmentally-friendly. The director of the Center for Clean Products, Wilt was instrumental in developing North America’s first and only third-party environmental toy standard, UL 172. Manufacturers can demonstrate environmental leadership and a commitment to safeguarding children’s health by pursuing the voluntary certification.

WBIR-TV: Toxic Toy Recalls

Catherine Wilt, director of the Center for Clean Products at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, spoke with WBIR-TV’s Beth Haynes about her work developing standards to make toys healthier, safer and more environmentally-friendly.