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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Introduction to Green Chemistry [webinar]

Title:
Introduction to Green Chemistry [webinar]

Abstract:
Design for Environment (DfE) is the recognition that the environmental impacts of a product over its entire life cycle is largely determined at the design phase. DfE should form the foundation for a strong sustainability program, specifically for product stewardship. Green Chemistry, defined as a set of principles to minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances during the manufacture of product, is essentially the application of DfE at the molecular level. A central tenet of Green Chemistry is that hazard (i.e. negative impacts on human health and the environment) should be viewed as a design flaw. Green Chemistry is a transformational approach to pollution prevention that can make your business more sustainable and, when integrated into the material innovation & exploration stage of new product development, can further lead to business opportunities through innovative design of products and processes. This webinar will provide a basic primer of the principles of Green Chemistry and a discussion of how Green Chemistry can be incorporated into your sustainability strategy. Presented by Clinton S. Boyd, PhD, Principal-Green Chemistry & Sustainability for the Global Sustainability Initiatives team at Steelcase Inc. Slides can be found at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-oea-tou-GC101_secured_530243_7.pdf

URL:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7470834441271184643

Source:
Michigan DEQ

Resource Type:
Audio/video

Date of Publication:
July 21, 2016

Associated Sectors:

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