Paul Anastas, one of the fathers of green chemistry, is leaving his high-ranking post at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and returning to Yale. . . As science advisor and assistant administrator at EPA’s Office of Research and Development, his goal was to shift EPA toward policies that would promote green chemistry, the movement to make chemicals and manufacturing systems more environmentally friendly. Anastas said there has been a “growing realization across EPA” that green chemistry “can meet environmental and economic goals simultaneously.”
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