Green chemistry is innovative, smart, and ethically responsible. Two new fact sheets describe 1) “Why We Need Green Chemistry” and 2) “Why Promote Green Chemistry.” Click on either image or the highlighted link to download a pdf of each fact sheet.
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CPA advances the design and adoption of chemicals that are inherently safer for the environment and human health by creating tools and advancing policies that promote green chemistry and safer chemicals production and use.
What Is Green Chemistry?
“Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.” (Anastas and Warner, 2000).
Green chemistry is innovative, smart, and ethically responsible. The most successful chemical companies of the future will be those who exploit its opportunities to their competitive advantage, and the most successful chemists of the future will be those who use green chemistry concepts in Research and Development, innovation and education.
The GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals:
CPA’s GreenScreen™ is the first free, publicly accessible screening tool to promote the design, manufacture and use of safer chemicals. It is an important roadmap to green chemistry and is already helping major companies and governments to substitute hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives.
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Read how the GreenScreen™ promotes informed substitution in Chemical Alternatives Assessment: Enabling Substitution to Safer Chemicals.