Historically, the chemical industry has not exactly been regarded the epitome of sustainability. Chemical pollutants have left their mark on the atmosphere, water systems and soil. Some chemical end products created caused ecological imbalances, while others have had adverse health effects on consumers.
Window of opportunity
The time has come to shed this reputation. The urgency of climate change and accompanying uncertainty in the oil markets have created a window of opportunity. The chemical industry now has the chance to become a solution provider to the most pressing environmental concerns.