“Green chemistry” or “ecological chemistry”: what is it?

Recover the biomass wastei.e. vegetable, animal or aquatic organic matter, for give them a second life. This is one of the principles of “green chemistry”, a concept developed in the 90s by American chemists Paul Anastas and John C. Warner, of theUnited States Environmental Protection Agency (United States Environmental Protection Agency).

Increasingly important in the context of the climate crisis, green chemistry, also called “ecological chemistry”, responds at 12 principlesall of which have the same objective: preserve the planet and save natural resourceswhich involves, for example, reducing air pollution, limiting food waste, achieve energy savings… It also involves thinking about the preservation of the environment from product design taking care to emit as few toxic substances as possible.

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