Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use. Read more about the concept of green chemistry.
2013 Green Chemistry Challenge Now Accepting Nominations
Compete to have your innovative green chemistry technology recognized with a prestigious Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Nominations are due April 30, 2013. Read about how to enter the award competition and download the Nomination Package for 2013 Awards (PDF) (16 pp., 361 KB). Read the press release.
Green chemistry technologies provide a number of benefits, including:
- reduced waste, eliminating costly end-of-the-pipe treatments
- safer products
- reduced use of energy and resources
- improved competitiveness of chemical manufacturers and their customers.
The primary way that EPA promotes green chemistry is through the prestigious Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. EPA also supports green chemistry through projects and programs, including educational activities and research and development.
This site offers:
- Basic Information
- EPA Projects and Programs - Awards, Education, Grants, Partnerships, and Tools