The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry

By using the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry as a roadmap, WARHORSE strives for product authenticity and sustainability across the life cycle of a product, including its design, manufacture, and use. 

Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances.

The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, originally published by current EPA Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas, Ph.D.  and John Warner, Ph.D. in Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press: New York, 1998), provide a road map for chemists to implement green chemistry.  Here at Warhorse Solutions. we work to follow these principles with our products' raw materials selection, our products' design, our products' application, and our products' impact.

Here's our Warhorse Green Chemistry favorites:

It’s better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste afterwards.

Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Use renewable raw material or feedstock whenever practicable.

Design for Degradation
Design chemical products so they break down into innocuous products that do not persist in the environment.