Green Chemistry News

Green Chemistry Drivers

  • Drugging the environment.
    From sewage plants and landfills, drugs make their way into streams, rivers, lakes, seawater, and even into drinking water. Currently, however, the EPA does not regulate even a single human pharmaceutical in drinking water.
  • The search for sustainable plastics.
    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials.
  • EU countries agree textile chemical ban.
    EU member states have agreed to ban a toxic substance widely found in clothing because it poses an “unacceptable risk” to the environment. Countries unanimously voted in favour of extending existing restrictions on nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) to imports of clothing and other textile products.
  • Are chemical dangers hiding in your home?
    From detergents to food packaging, common household items may be exposing you and your family to chemical health hazards. Endocrine disrupting chemicals can be found in pesticides, personal care products, electronics, antibacterials, textiles, and clothing.