What is Sustainable Chemistry ?
"Sustainable chemistry is the science for improving the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet the manufacturing demands for chemicals and materials. Sustainable chemistry includes the product design, manufacture and use of efficient, effective, safe and more environmentally benign chemical raw materials and manufacturing processes."
Sustainable chemistry fosters innovation across all the manfacturing stages to develop and discover new chemicals, materials, production processes, and product manufacturing practices that provides better functional products with increased value while meeting the goals of safe-guarding and enhancing our environment.
Practices that enable Sustainable practices include:
- Avoiding the use of persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic, and otherwise hazardous materials;
- Using renewable resources and decreasing consumption of non-renewable resources
- Minimising negative environmental impacts of chemical processing and manufacturing;
- Providing technologies that are economically competitive for and advantageous to industry.