Green Chemistry Reporting Now Standardized
NSF International and the Green Chemistry Institute have developed a new standard for reporting the effects of chemical manufacturing.
NSF/GCI 355 Greener Chemicals Products and Processes Information Standard is designed to streamline chemical reporting and allow product manufacturers to compare chemicals’ environmental sustainability based on a variety of effects throughout the chemical’s life cycle.
In order to have its reporting certified by NSF International, the chemical manufacturer must report specific data on health, safety, and ecological properties of the chemical and waste, water, and energy used during manufacturing as well as other information about manufacturing processes.
In a press release, Richard Engler, Ph.D., of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said, “This standard is an important tool for helping chemical manufacturers and their customers evaluate chemicals and associated manufacturing processes and make greener choices.”
Melton, P. (2011, November 29). Green Chemistry Reporting Now Standardized. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/newsbrief/green-chemistry-reporting-now-standardized