Measures around the topic of sustainability are trending. This is justified because environmental protection has become more important than ever before. The current situation leads to more foresight and a more critical reflection of the supply chain.
What is green chemistry?
The so-called green chemistry tries to actively live the idea of sustainability by trying to take appropriate measures in production. For example, pollution is reduced, energy is saved and waste is recycled. The 12 basic principles of green chemistry were developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. They read as follows:
- Prevention of waste
- Maximize Atom Economy
- Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses
- Designing Safer Chemicals
- Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
- Increase Energy Efficiency
- Use of Renewable Feedstocks
- Reduce Derivatives
- Use catalysts
- Design for Degradation
- Real-time analysis for Pollution Prevention
- Minimize the potential for accidents
We are pleased to note that production conditions have enhanced at many companies. But continually improving its sustainability is a dynamic process in which we are happy to support our business partners. We also continue to work actively on the optimization of our existing concepts.