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NOMINATIONS FOR PRESIDENTIAL GREEN CHEMISTRY AWARDS

Release Date: 12/18/98
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1998


NOMINATIONS FOR PRESIDENTIAL GREEN CHEMISTRY AWARDS

EPA is currently accepting nominations for its Presidential Green Chemistry Awards program to recognize and promote innovative technologies that can help prevent pollution and that can be broadly applied throughout industry. The program recognizes all aspects of and types of chemical design, manufacture and use that result in reduced impacts on the environment and human health. Nominated technologies must be demonstrated, implemented and/or applied within the last five years in the United States. The program is open to all individuals, groups and organizations, both nonprofit and for profit, including academia and industry. Entries are due no later than Dec. 31, 1998. Awards will be presented in the Spring of 1999, in Washington, D.C. Questions about eligibility or nomination procedures should be directed to Tracy Williamson at 202-260-3960. Information about the program is also available from EPA’s Pollution Prevention Clearinghouse at 202-260-1023 and at the website: http://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry.

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