The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero initiative has issued the second version of its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL). The V2.0 was released on Nov. 27, but brands will have a 12-month transition period to implement it. The ZDHC MRSL is a list of chemical substances banned from intentional use in facilities processing textile materials, rubber, leather, foam, adhesives and trim parts in footwear, textiles and apparel. Additions to the first version have been decided on by the independent MRSL Advisory Council. The V2.0 includes restrictions for additional problematic chemical substances, including restrictions for new substrates: rubber, foams and adhesives. Furthermore, two new chapters were added to the initial version: 1) ZDHC MRSL Candidate List; and 2) Archived substances. The first category includes potential future restricted substances for which safer alternatives are not yet available at scale, thereby giving the industry time to innovate and prepare in advance. The second category includes substances that have previously been used in the industry, and are no longer in use.