The concept of green chemistry is based on 12 principles dealing with the manufacturing of the substance as well as the substance itself.
In short, green chemistry is better for the planet, the environment and for you!
So how do you find out whether your chemicals and reagents can be substituted by greener alternatives?
Luckily, there are many great resources out there:
Find green chemistry tools here:
www.sigmaaldrich.com/chemistry/greener-alternatives/matrix-scoring.html AND www.osha.gov/dsg/safer_chemicals/step3_identify.html
Find a solvent selection tool here:
Use this case story database to see if others are using greener alternatives:
Read more about the 12 principles of green chemistry -- and get tools, trainings and support here:
You can also have a look at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry: