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Growing the Green Economy Through Green Chemistry and Design for the Environment

Organization Washington State Department of Ecology
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/0904010.html
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Environmental Management Systems, Green Building, Green Chemistry, Green Product Design, Green Technologies/Innovations, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Material Conservation/Waste Minimization, Pollution Prevention
Sector All
Type Of Assistance General Information, How-To Guides, Metrics/Assessment Tools, Research
Description This guide will help state governments promote green practices, create green economic opportunities, and move national policy forward. For more than fifteen years, green chemistry (GC) and design for the environment (DfE) have successfully been used to benefit the environment and the economy. The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) developed this guide to further entrench these approaches as the bedrock of industry practices and government policies regarding chemical and materials selection. The guide outlines options for states to promote research, development, and use of GC and DfE to eliminate or reduce the use or generation of hazardous chemicals in manufacturing, and promote the development of the green economy.

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