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Green Chemistry News Roundup: January 15-21, 2016

Blog Post created by ACS Green Chemistry Institute® on Jan 22, 2016

Green Chemistry Hindered by Lack of Toxicology Training

January 21, 2016 | Chemistry World

Pioneers in green chemistry are warning that the development of new environmentally friendly, non-toxic chemicals is being hampered by a lack of training in toxicology and environmental mechanisms in US chemistry degree courses.

 

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Trending: Bio-Based Materials Breakthroughs Thanks to Seashells, Fructose

January 20, 2016 | Sustainable Brands

Seashells are being researched for their impressive mechanical properties.

 

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Go Green

January 20, 2016 | PharmTech

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly making public commitments to sustainability goals and investing in "green" chemistry and the equipment and manufacturing practices needed to meet these goals.

 

Snow Soaks Up Toxic Pollutants in the Air, Study Shows

January 19, 2016 | Huffpost Green

You probably don't want your kids eating snow if you live in an urban area.

 

A Gold-Based Compound Will Help Clean Toxic Metals Released by China's Vast Polyvinyl Chloride Industry

January 15, 2016 | Scientific American

A gold-based catalyst over 30 years in the making is set to help fight the harm China’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic industry is causing the country’s environment.

 

Building Material Recycling – A Great Gain for the Environment

January 15, 2016 | PhysOrg

Constructivate's aim is to increase the recycling of Sweden's second largest source of waste, building and demolition materials. Recycled concrete can become a great gain for the environment.

 

 

 

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