Green chemistry

Commited with the environment, concerned about the future

One of the main concerns for Barcelona Fine Chemicals is the future of our planet and how pollution can destroy natural resources and compromises the means of livehood for future generations.

The efforts of chemists to improve medicines, agrochemicals and materials has also caused unintended harm to our planet and its population. The key question to address is: what alternatives can be used or developed? 

In this context, Paul Anastas and John Warner created a list of principles to make greener chemical and more sustainable processes and products.1 "Sustainability" is the concept used to refer processes that can ensure the long-term productivity of the environment. Sustainability has not only environmental but also economic and social dimensions.

Although Green Chemistry is not a solution to all the environmental problems, it is a fundamental approach to prevent pollution. In our efforts to be more sustainable, at Barcelona Fine Chemicals we try to implement these green chemistry principles in our processes as well as the rule of the 3R's of waste hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

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[1] Anastas, P. T.; Warner, J. C. Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press: New York, 1998, p.30. By permission of Oxford University Press.