What is green chemistry?
Green chemistry is a way to design chemicals and processes so they are safer, healthier, and more sustainable. It seeks to prevent pollution at its source by creating chemicals that are less toxic. This eliminates exposure to toxic chemicals for workers, consumers, and the environment. It also encourages reducing energy use, using renewable feedstock, and optimizing other factors that are better for human health and the environment.
Watch this quick video to learn why green chemistry is so important: