EPA Announces Winners of the 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Innovative technologies reduce hazardous chemicals use and storage, reduce costs, and increase profitability
WASHINGTON (June 16, 2020) — One of Chemical Safety’s oldest and most loyal customers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the winners of the 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the generation and use of hazardous substances. This year’s winners have developed new and innovative green chemistry technologies that turn potential environmental challenges into business opportunities, spurring innovation, and economic development.
“We congratulate these industrial pioneers and leading scientists on their remarkable technologies,” said EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. “These innovations will help American businesses by reducing costs and opening up new markets for more environmentally friendly products and services.”
Winning technologies, from the 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, are responsible for annually reducing the use or generation of hundreds of millions of pounds of hazardous chemicals and saving billions of gallons of water and trillions of BTUs in energy.
Innovative technologies, like Chemical Safety’s Environmental Management Systems, EMS, (www.chemicalsafety.com), has incorporated tools to support the Green Chemistry initiative. Users of EMS (Environmental Management System) can search for “Greener Chemical Alternatives” when searching for a chemical to acquire or use. Chemical Safety offers more than just tools for chemical management, workplace safety, and compliance to ensure workplace safety and compliance. EMS helps companies reduce operational costs through surplus and chemical reuse, reduce disposal costs through the use of green chemical alternatives, and a whole lot more.