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December 3, 2021

ACS GCI Announces Opportunity For Nina McClelland Memorial Award

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On November 23, 2021, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) announced that it is accepting applications for the Nina McClelland Memorial Award for postdoctoral chemists engaged in green chemistry research. Annually, two awardees will receive a $2,000 sponsorship to participate in and present their research at the annual ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E). The 2022 GC&E...
November 11, 2021

Tokyo Tech Study Reveals That Bioplastics Can Be Transformed Into Fertilizers

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On October 28, 2021, the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) announced that several of its scientists discovered in a study that bioplastics can be chemically recycled into nitrogen-rich fertilizers in an environmentally friendly manner. Assistant Professor Daisuke Aoki and Professor Hideyuki Otsuka led the study hoping to address plastic pollution, petrochemical resource depletion, and world hunger. In their novel method,...
November 11, 2021

California DTSC Announces GRSP Meeting To Discuss Microplastic Research And Policy

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On October 7, 2021, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that the Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) will hold a meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 5, 2021. The meeting will focus on microplastic research and policy.   GRSP was established to act as a resource for the implementation of California’s Green Chemistry Law. GRSP provides technical advice to the DTSC...
November 4, 2021

EPA Posts Recording of Webinar on Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for 2022

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted a recording of the September 22, 2021, webinar that it hosted to educate stakeholders on the Green Chemistry Challenge Awards and the nomination process. The webinar reviewed the history of the awards, the categories within the awards, eligibility requirements, and what is needed to submit a nomination. As reported in our August 27, 2021, blog item, EPA is...
October 28, 2021

EPA Posts Recording of Webinar on Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted a recording of the September 22, 2021, webinar that it hosted to educate stakeholders on the Green Chemistry Challenge Awards and the nomination process. The webinar reviewed the history of the awards, the categories within the awards, eligibility requirements, and what is needed to submit a nomination. As reported in our August 27, 2021, blog item, EPA is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards...
October 13, 2021

California DTSC Announces GRSP Meeting To Discuss Microplastic Research And Policy

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On October 7, 2021, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that the Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) will hold a meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 5, 2021. The meeting will focus on microplastic research and policy.   GRSP was established to act as a resource for the implementation of California’s Green Chemistry Law. GRSP provides technical advice to the DTSC...
October 8, 2021

26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Call For Symposia

By Lynn L. Bergeson  The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is now accepting symposium proposals for the 2022 26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference that will be held in Reston, Virginia, from June 6 to June 8, 2022. The theme for the 2022 GC&E Conference is “Thinking in Systems: Designing for Sustainable Use,” and ACS GCI is looking for proposals focused on green and sustainable chemistry and...
August 27, 2021

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from companies or institutions that have developed a new green chemistry process or product that helps protect human health and the environment. EPA states that in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to tackle the climate crisis, it is adding a new award category to recognize technology that reduces or eliminates greenhouse gas emissions....
August 27, 2021

EPA Calls for Nominations for 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from companies or institutions that have developed a new green chemistry process or product that helps protect human health and the environment. EPA states that in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to tackle the climate crisis, it is adding a new award category to recognize technology that reduces...
July 14, 2021

Coalition of Chemical Manufacturers, Brand Owners, NGOs, States, and Municipalities Calls on Congres

By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton   On June 24, 2021, a “unique and broad group” of chemical manufacturers, brand owners, environmental non-governmental organizations (NGO), states, and municipalities sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to express their “strong support” for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice Program and to encourage that...