Here’s an interesting piece by Cheryl Hogue of C&EN about a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. The study finds that “many industrial facilities aren’t acting to prevent the release of toxic chemicals because they aren’t aware of less hazardous alternatives.”
Many cite lack of information about less toxic chemicals or alternative technology.
SOURCE: EPA, Toxic Release Inventory data for 2014
If that is true in the United States, is it also true in developing countries? If so, how might we help developing countries become more aware, and implement alternatives? All ideas welcome.