Green Chemistry News
- What's next for green chemistry?
In a year punctuated by toxic chemistry crises – including the Flint River scandal and large-scale water pollution in upstate New York – green chemistry offers an increasingly relevant route toward a healthier, more sustainable society.
- Grinding chemicals together in an effort to be greener.
Chemistry driven by mechanical force is radically different from the traditional way of dissolving, heating and stirring chemicals in a solution.
- Green chemistry celebrates 25 years of progress.
Chemists gather at annual conference to assess advancement in pollution-prevention strategies.
- BPA free plastic: Toxics are turned into safer alternatives in new green discovery.
Scientists in IBM Corp.’s research division have found a way to transform discarded CDs, smartphones and other polycarbonates into nontoxic plastics that can be used in water purification systems, medical devices and fiber optics.
- Patagonia's next jacket will be made of spider silk.
The material is ultra tough, durable, and lightweight, and it may be the future of outdoor apparel if Patagonia and a California startup have their way.
Green Chemistry Drivers
- Talented 12: Class of 2016.
This group of skilled young ‘operatives’ has been covertly using chemistry to safeguard the planet.
- Don’t toss that food wrapping: You can eat it.
Plastic is unsustainable and doesn’t work well. Now there’s a new kind that won’t kill the planet—and tastes good.
- Exxon, GT find way to cut carbon emissions for chemicals: Science.
Exxon Mobil and Georgia Tech researchers published findings of a breakthrough in the journal Science on Thursday, saying they had devised a way to slash carbon emissions from chemicals manufacturing by using reverse osmosis instead of heat to separate molecules.
- Warning signs: how safe is “BPA free?”
While stickers are showing up declaring certain products “BPA Free,” that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe. Could bisphenol S be even worse than the compound it is supposed to be replacing?
- A year on, survivors haunted by China’s Tianjin chemical blasts., VIDEO: A year on, survivors haunted by China’s Tianjin chemical blasts.
Survivors grieved on Thursday for the 165 people killed in chemical warehouse explosions a year ago in China's port city of Tianjin, as environmentalists raised safety concerns despite government promises of tighter industry regulations.