GC3 Applauds Enactment of Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) applauds the passage of the Sustainable Chemistry Research & Development Act. Enacted as part of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, this measure will accelerate research in an exciting area of innovation that offers U.S. economic growth, as well as a myriad of other benefits. “In particular, the GC3 appreciates the bipartisan leadership of Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and John Moolenaar (R-MI) in enacting this important legislation,” said Michele Jalbert, Chief Operating Officer, GC3.
Sustainable chemistry is the scientific discipline that allows innovators to redesign products and manufacturing processes starting at the molecular level, so they have better health, environmental and energy use profiles. There is surging global market demand for the use of sustainable chemistry in the development and manufacturing of products across virtually all consumer, commercial and military markets. The Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act helps coordinate efforts across all federal agencies to accelerate US innovation in this emerging area of market growth.
The GC3 represents the entire value chain of the U.S. economy—feedstock suppliers, chemical manufacturers, brand companies and retailers—and GC3 members have collectively called for a more concerted federal effort to stimulate the research and development that is needed to unlock the potential of sustainable chemistry.
“The GC3 and our member companies have worked for years to pass the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act. It represents a tremendous step forward in accelerating progress toward more sustainable chemistry for every kind of product on the market today – and even better products for the future,” said Jalbert.
Michele Jalbert | PH: 202.423.3106 | mjalbert@greenchemistryandcommerce.org
Source: Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)