While there have been some examples of the circular economy designed and deployed in many industrial settings, the vast majority of industrial products and processes continue to exist disconnected and unsustainable over the long run. The pathway to create most of these technological ecosystems will require the inventive application of green chemistry (the molecular level mechanistic underpinnings of sustainability). This presentation will describe examples of how organizations seeking a circular strategy benefit from integrating the principles of green chemistry with product design, manufacturing and supply chain management.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the field of Green Chemistry and its principles and how they are used to benefit the end user.
  • Understand the relationship and opportunities of Green Chemistry and the Circular Economy.
  • Understand the relationship and opportunities of Green Chemistry and Biomimicry and how they can be used to benefit the building occupants.
  • Learn about some real world commercialized examples from WBI that illustrate these concepts and how they positively affect the end user.