Green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution

Green chemistry is also known as environmentally benign chemistry, or sustainable chemistry. Perhaps the most widely accepted definition of green chemistry is the one offered by chemists Paul Anastas and John Warner, who defined green chemistry as the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry generally refers to the replacement of hazardous chemicals with more environmentally friendly materials in product manufacturing, use and disposal. By introducing more environmentally benign chemicals into the design and manufacturing processes, green chemistry strives to reduce pollution and the environmental impacts associated with industrial wastes and product disposal.


Alternatives Assessments :

program to provide information on safer alternatives for specific products. The comparative hazard assessment uses health and environmental profiles to inform stakeholders and maximize their use of safer chemical substitutes.

Sustainable Futures :

contains chemicals that meet the DfE criteria to assist companies in choosing safer ingredients for formulations. SRC has evaluated nearly 500 chemical ingredients included on SCIL.

Sustainable Futures :

SRC supports the EPA’s Sustainable Futures initiative which trains stakeholders to foster the use of pollution prevention tools in their green chemistry efforts.