"Chemistry makes everything we do possible."
Historically, the chemical industry has been misunderstood, and few people are aware of its integral role in daily life. Our routines, the products we use, and our clothes, food, homes, and transportation are all made possible by the chemical industry—the largest manufacturing sector in the world.
The impact the chemical industry has had on public and environmental health, however, is well understood. Intense energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and resource depletion are only some of the challenges facing the chemical industry that threaten our environment.
So how do we address this dilemma, and continue to enjoy our quality of life, without damaging the environment? The solution is green chemistry.
A relatively new chemical philosophy, green chemistry is focused on the design and implementation of chemical technologies, processes, and services that are safe, energy efficient, and environmentally sustainable. Adopting these innovations gives industry sustainable product and process alternatives that will continue to meet market demands while also enhancing sustainability, improving human health, and driving the economy, thereby advancing the human condition.