By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communication Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
The U.N. Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger has been the focus of several initiatives lately across the ACS and beyond.
In December, the ACS Office of Sustainability
By Aurora Ginzburg, Education Specialist, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
The U.N. reports that 2.2 billion people still lack safely managed drinking water and 1 in 4 health care facilities lacks basic services. It’s been estimated that in 2015 alone 1.8 million deaths were caused by water pollution. The U.N. has designated targets within Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, that aim to address these issues. These challenging, expansive issues resulting from a lack of or aging infrastructure, legacy chemical pollution, drought, and water rights issues will require different solutions depending on the region. There are issues of both water purity and access, and chemists are best equipped to address the challenge of purity. In particular, Targets 6.3 and 6.A necessitate chemistry technologies:
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