Green Chemistry

Traditionally, chemists have focused on decreasing their exposure to hazards by using engineering controls and PPE. In green chemistry the focus is on the hazard itself, we are able to eliminate or substitute it. One area of this focus is on solvents. The pharmaceutical industry produces anywhere from 25 to 100 kg of waste per 1kg of product, and most of that waste is from solvents.

12 principles of green chemistry