Facilitating the transition to sustainable green chemistry

Elsevier, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 130-136.
Authors: 
Mark Burgman, Mike Tennant, Nikolaos Voulvoulis, Karen Makuch and Kaveh Madani.

Abstract

Sustainable green chemistry depends on technically feasible, cost-effective and socially acceptable decisions by regulators, industry and the wider community. The discipline needs to embrace a new suite of tools and train proponents in their use. We propose a set of tools that will bridge the gap between both technical feasibility and efficiency on one hand, and social preferences and values on the other. We argue that they are indispensable in the next generation of regulators and chemistry industry proponents.