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A Brighter, Greener Future for Chemistry
Posted on October 3rd, 2017 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical R&D
There’s probably not a buzzier buzz word across all industries right now than “green,” and the chemical industry is no exception. Researchers are busily developing exciting new sustainable solutions to everyday problems, while also searching for better (i.e. kinder, gentler, greener) alternatives for existing chemicals.Despite all the growth in the billion-dollar global green chemistry market, though, the industry has not necessarily done a great job of promoting its sustainability efforts. When people think of chemistry, they still don’t usually think of green.
Recently held in Berlin, the 2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference was part of an effort to change that. The event brought together people from all corners of the industry and invited them to share ideas, pose questions and discuss the challenges of pursuing green chemistry. An expert roundtable, sponsored by Elsevier, brought together panelists with experience from leading companies like Dow and Merck to talk about how to encourage innovation and better promote sustainability.
Read this article on green chemistry to learn about five key elements that those panelists felt were critical for inspiring sustainability efforts in the industry.
All opinions shared in this post are the author’s own.
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