Tag: Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry

What’s the Definition of ‘Green Chemistry?’

Green chemistry and its close relative, sustainable chemistry, are concepts and practices that would seem to have no detractors, not within industry, not among environmental and public health groups, and not throughout the federal and state governments. And yet, while no one appears to publicly oppose these types of chemistry, their integration into the manufacturing […]

Buy Green, Says OSHA and EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and a number of states and organizations are calling on businesses to take part in efforts to develop, buy, and use greener products. Today we will review some of these efforts. EPR Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) calls on those in the product […]

CA’s Safe Chem Proposal Rattles Industry

Authorized by California’s 2008 Green Chemistry statute (Assembly Bill 1879), a final SCPR as it was proposed would constitute the most far-reaching regulation yet of chemicals of concern (COC) by requiring that manufacturers conduct complex analyses of these substances. Such analyses would be intended to reduce the concentration of the COC in a product and/or […]