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Answer the following Explain the role of green chemistry. - Chemistry

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Answer the following

Explain the role of green chemistry.

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The green chemistry approach recognizes that the Earth does have a natural capacity for dealing with much of the waste and pollution that society generates. It is only when that capacity is exceeded that we become unsustainable.

Following is the role of Green Chemistry:

i. To promote innovative chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products.

ii. The green chemistry helps to reduce capital expenditure, to prevent pollution.

iii. Green chemistry incorporates pollution prevention practices in the manufacture of chemicals and promotes pollution prevention and industrial ecology.

iv. Green chemistry is a new way of looking at chemicals and their manufacturing process to minimize any negative environmental effects.

v. Green chemistry helps to protect the presence of ozone in the stratosphere essential for the survival of life on the earth.

vi. Green chemistry is useful to control the greenhouse effect (Global warming).

Concept: The Role of Green Chemistry
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