Summary and Further Reading

The products of the chemical industry are everywhere and have led to a significant improvement to our quality of life, although it is essential that these products are manufactured in an environmentally compatible and economically viable way using green and sustainable methodologies.  Increased pressure on the chemical and related industries due to increasing demand for chemicals worldwide, depleting resources, stricter legislation and the rising cost of waste disposal is also driving the need for green chemistry solutions.  To realise a step-change in the way we manufacture chemical products requires both a change in mindset and an awareness of the principles and practices of green chemistry and sustainability from the beginning of a process.

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