Volume 88 Issue 19 | pp. 38-41
Issue Date: May 10, 2010

Common Ground For Going Green

Effort to develop a chemical industry standard is driven by the need to share comparative data
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry, Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: electronics, green chemistry, ecolabels, industry standards, sustainability

Chemical companies large and small are eager to become greener. They want to be able to select greener starting materials and use cleaner chemical processes to make environmentally preferred products. But there are no authoritative marketplace criteria to identify green, greener, or greenest. And for those who think they are green, there's uncertainty over the best way to communicate the supporting information.

The solution: Develop a comprehensive voluntary industry standard that enables everyone from raw . . .

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