February 2, 2009

Green Informex

There had been a lot of green news from the InformexUSA tradeshow that colleagues from ICIS filed last week.

According to the director of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, John Warner, education barriers are preventing chemists from gaining the know-how to produce safer chemicals despite increasing demand for environment-friendly products and compounds.

Most of the attention given to chemistry is said to be negative thus giving the industry a bad reputation for students. Warner said the industry has done a very bad sales job which lessened the industry's efforts in attracting the brightest students.

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