WASHINGTON, DC – The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable announced today that the application period for companies to be recognized as a 2012 leader for replacing hazardous chemicals, processes or products with safer alternatives is approaching September 30. “Over 100 environmental officials at the state and local level have joined forces to create the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program” said Jeff Burke, executive director of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR). “This is a collaborative effort between the private and public sectors…