Established in 1995, the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognize chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of sustainable chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use. An independent panel of technical experts convened by the American Chemical Society judged award applications.
ACC member companies have long practiced and promoted the principles of sustainable chemistry and effective product stewardship through their ongoing contributions to the nation’s economic, energy, health, environmental, and social progress. Eastman received this award in the Greener Synthetic Pathways category for developing a new method to manufacture cosmetics that saves energy while avoiding high temperatures, strong acids, and organic solvents. Proctor and Gamble, in partnership with Cook Composites and Polymers Co., won in the Designing Greener Chemicals category for developing high quality vegetable-based paints that contain less volatile organic compounds and improve worker safety and air quality by reducing fumes from wet paint.
For more information, visit www.epa.gov/greenchemistry.