6 September, 2007
- The US House of Representatives adopted new legislation to strengthen the chemical industry’s efforts to produce more environmentally-friendly chemicals. The “Green Chemistry Research and Development Act” will encourage and finance sustainable chemistry research, development, technology transfer and education. More on this can be found on the BioPact blog. WorldChanging had an impressive background article on sustainable chemistry in July 2007. The EU is trying to help the emerging European green chemistry efforts through its European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem). EurActiv has a good dossier on the sustainable chemistry initiatives at EU level.