ACS GCI Formulators Roundtable Identifies Greener Formulated Products Needs

By CIOReview | Monday, June 29, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry institute (ACS GCI) Formulators’ Roundtable helps to identify what is required for greener formulated products due to the increasing sustainability-minded consumer demands. Their mission is to be the driving force in the formulated products industry to use Green Chemistry in creating innovative products that are environmentally sustainable throughout its product life cycle and safer to make and use.

ACS GCI Formulators’ Roundtable published the 10 specific opportunities identified by them for the development of more sustainable chemicals used in formulated products. They choose every product ingredient according to its benefits, alternative that could reduce the risk of harmful effect on human, animals, environment and replacement of ingredients.

“Academic researchers can help industry make its operations and products greener, but only if the academics know what is needed. This research will give guidance for choosing greener alternatives to encourage the incorporation of changes that will benefit not only the entire value chain from manufacturing to consumer, but the environment as well. The roundtable hopes this paper will be a good step forward for industry and academia to collaborate toward greener formulations and ultimately a greener society,” said Philip Jessop, lead writer, publication.

The GCI Formulators Roundtable was formed by ACS GCI and 11 companies. The ACS Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) is a part of the American Chemical Society (ACS), a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS provides access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences.

ACS GCI Formulators’ Roundtable have strategic priorities: to promote transparency and consistency through a set of green chemistry principles for formulated products, drive good science in the development of environmentally preferred products standard/ certification, inform and influence suppliers and academia to develop greener alternatives, be recognized leaders in green chemistry, and incorporate risk-based decision making into green chemistry.