Role of the Chemical Industry in Addressing Sustainability Issues Addressed in National Academies Report

A July 21, 2022 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report advises that “... Chemical research is critically important to the U.S. economy, and maintaining U.S. leadership in this sector will require continued and sustained support ... This support should include federal agency funding for chemical research projects, private investment in research and development at universities, and efforts to attract international research talent to the U.S. … The report emphasizes the key role the chemical economy will play in addressing sustainability issues … The many sectors reliant on the U.S. chemical economy account for about 25% of the U.S. GDP and support 4.1 million U.S. jobs. However, a new and evolving chemistry landscape requires changes with regard to funding, training, and a focus on integrating sustainability into manufacturing, product usage, and product disposal …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling #Sustainability @theNASEM