Green chemicals standard now a reality
WASHINGTON — NSF International (NSF) and the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) have developed an American National Standard that provides a standardized way to define and report the environmental and human health hazards associated with a chemical product and its manufacturing process impacts, according to a press release.
The new standard, officially known as NSF/GCI/ANSI 355 Greener Chemicals and Processes Information Standard, establishes standardized criteria for comparing chemicals and processes that help chemical manufacturers and their customers make greener choices, the release stated.
According to the release, the standard outlines a framework that chemical manufacturers will use to develop one comprehensive, standardized NSF/GCI/ANSI 355 report to provide information to their customers throughout the supply chain.
"This standard is an important tool for helping chemical manufacturers and their customers evaluate chemicals and associated manufacturing processes and make greener choices," said Richard Engler, Ph.D., with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.
For more information about the standard and a sample report that identifies reporting criteria, click here.
Click here to read the complete release.