International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 12, Part A (2019)
The ways the green chemistry is helping make the world a better place
N Prabhu Satya Prasad
A grand challenge facing government, industry, and academia in the relationship of our technological society to the environment is reinventing the use of materials. To address this challenge, collaboration from an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders will be necessary. Traditionally, the approach to risk management of materials and chemicals has been through inerventions intended to reduce exposure to materials that are hazardous to health and the environment. In 1990, the Pollution Prevention Act encouraged a new tact-elimination of hazards at the source. An emerging approach to this grand challenge seeks to embed the diverse set of environmental perspectives and interests in the everyday practice of the people most responsible for using and creating new materials—chemists. The approach, which has come to be known as Green Chemistry, intends to eliminate intrinsic hazard itself, rather than focusing on reducing risk by minimizing exposure.
How to cite this article:
N Prabhu Satya Prasad. The ways the green chemistry is helping make the world a better place. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(12):12-14.