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The science of chemistry stands to contribute critical tools for redesigning production, and for putting into practice a philosophy of sustainability. New materials and technologies for industrial and consumer uses are already routinely developed on the molecular level by chemists. The next step is to learn how to simultaneously consider toxicity, safety, environmental fate and lifecycle along with function, use and cost when developing new substances and technologies; to learn how to eliminate waste before it is generated, by developing materials that are integrated into material cycles by design. With common consumer products increasingly being implicated as health hazards, and with global chemical production occurring on the scale of billions of tons per year, green chemistry and sustainable design are highly relevant research areas that have a great potential for beneficial impact.

Green chemistry, as first defined by Paul Anastas and John Warner in their book Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, is:

The utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products.

This section is exclusively designed to provide Technical insights on Green Chemistry and Engineering. Various articles and resources listed in this section can be useful tool to get familiar with the subject as well as to get updated on diverse emerging concepts.