Green Chemistry SAC
Explanation of 'Prevent Waste'
The benefits eg. economic, environmental etc. of using this process
Environmentally, reducing and preventing waste can decrease the demand for environmental resources to produce as much product to be used in chemical process, as they would not need as much. Preventing waste can save energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, helps keep the environment sustainable as their will be less use of raw materials and allows products to be used to their fullest extent.
Application of 'Prevent Waste' in a chemical industry context
The pharmaceutical industry developed a second-generation green synthesis of sitagliptin, an active ingredient used to treat type 2 diabetes. This lead to an enzymatic process that reduces waste, improves yield and safety, and eliminates the need for a metal catalyst. This reduction, through research, suggests that the new bio-catalysts will be useful in manufacturing other drugs as well.