Book Chapter

The Discourse of Risk and Processes of Institutional Change: The Case of Green Chemistry

C Hardy, S Maguire

Institutions and Organizations: A Process View | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

Green - or sustainable - chemistry involves "the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use of generation of hazardous substances" (Anastas and Warner, 1998: 1).1 It is a "design philosophy" (Mulvihil et al., 2011) that aims to prevent health and environmental problems associated with industrial chemicals by intervening at the molecular level (Maguire et al., 2013) and using non-hazardous substances (Maguire and Bertels, 2012). Emerging in the 1990s (Maguire and Hardy, 2016; Howard-Grenville et al., 2017), the principles of green chemistry have changed how chemistry is taught and researched in universities. Green chemistry is responsible for "nearly 4,800 acad..

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