|Chemical Innovation: Technologies to Make Processes and Products More Sustainable|
Chemistry contributes to virtually every aspect of modern life and the chemical industry supports more than 25 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States. While these are positive contributions, chemical production can have negative health and environmental consequences. Mitigating these potential consequences requires thoughtful design and evaluation of the life cycle effects of chemical processes and products. This report discusses (1) how stakeholders define and assess sustainable chemistry; (2) available or developing technologies to make chemical processes and products more sustainable; and (3) how the federal government, industry and others contribute to the development and use of such technologies.