Green Chemistry And Society

The chemical industry is going “green” in a big way, marketing products as more sustainably produced, less toxic and recyclable. Yet, the proliferation of green cleaning products, office supplies, packaging and appliances belies the fact that more than 80,000 chemicals with uncertain health and environmental impacts currently are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, with more discovered every day. The UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry has created a multidisciplinary team that represents all aspects of chemistry, from research and development to consumers and the environment. Through research, education and engagement, UC Berkeley aims to facilitate change by embedding the principles of green chemistry into science, markets and public policy.

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