Perspectives: From the Editor

“Safer Chemistry” Gains Ground

Report foresees strong growth but counsels a change in product development strategy

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Jun 10, 2015

A recently issued report, “Making the Business & Economic Case for Safer Chemistry,” concludes that the worldwide market for safer chemicals will grow 24 times faster than that of chemicals in general from 2011–2020, with a wide variety of product sectors driving demand. Avoiding the potential financial downsides, e.g., loss of market share, accident costs and regulatory fines, of staying with conventional products will provide another strong incentive for a switch to making safer materials, the report adds.

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