With John Warner
The goal of green chemistry is a more resource-efficient and inherently safer design of molecules, materials, products, and processes. It was first codified in a book appropriately titled “Green Chemistry” in 1998, by John Warner and Paul Anastas. I have heard Paul Anastas once, while I have met John Warner and heard him speak a number of times. It is a privilege to hear the concepts of a new approach to chemistry directly from the source. I first wrote about green chemistry in 2006 and have embraced its concepts whenever possible.