Oregon group advocates for Green Chemistry

An Oregon group advocates for “Green Chemistry” to make local businesses more sustainable and environmentally sound.

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A group of Oregon business leaders and researchers comprise the Oregon Green Chemistry Advisory Group.

The group intends to make Oregon a leader in “Green Chemistry,” by focusing on consumer awareness and education.

Green chemistry is based on a set of principles designed to promote environmentally sound production starting from the first design steps. The final products should be non-toxic and should break down into benign substances once they’ve been released into the environment.

The principles also promote efficiency, such as eliminating manufacturing chemicals that don’t make it into the final product and using renewable raw materials.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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