Chemistry, a Sustainable Bridge for Energy and Environment from Waste to MaterialsAuthor(s): Andrew Joblon
The rapid acceleration of climate change and related catastrophic occurrences throughout the planet necessitates extraordinary environmental protection measures. Many nations’ policies are now influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopting the circular economy concept is one of the most important strategies for achieving sustainability. We can no longer afford the infinite accumulation of trash that the linear economic model allows; therefore we should focus on reusing and recycling goods at the end of their useful lives. Because chemistry plays such a large part in the creation of new materials, the shift to sustainability will necessitate more sustainable techniques in chemical synthesis.