The History of Chemistry

103: It's Not Easy Being Green

January 14, 2024 Steve Cohen Episode 103
The History of Chemistry
103: It's Not Easy Being Green
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Show Notes

We learn about Green Chemistry, which began with the United States Pollution Prevention Act in 1990, and the Chemistry Council in the European Union's "Chemistry for a Cleaner World" at about the same time. A UN Treaty on moving hazardous wastes came into force in 1992, and then in the late 1990s, a series of formal principles for Green Chemistry were published. We talk about these twelve principles, and what they mean in practice.

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