Green Materials

Green materials are defined as materials that are non-toxic, improve health, lower cost, and conserve energy and water use and waste products. Green materials are built from the field of green chemistry where the utilization of principles to decrease or eliminate hazardous substances in the process of design, manufacture and application of chemical products. Research in green materials looks to develop alternatives to traditional materials or processes that offer an environmental advantage. The attention of Green Materials relates to polymers and materials, with an emphasis on reducing the use of hazardous substances in the process of design, manufacture and application of products. Green materials are the materials that have low embedded energy in their harvesting or collection, production, transportation and use.