To combat worsening environmental crises, chemistry needs a redesign. We see the need for a triple focus on efficiency, safety and circularity as a prerequisite for chemistry to serve sustainability and ensure that essential chemical products and processes are waste-free, functional and safe for both humans and the environment.
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Flerlage, H., Slootweg, J.C. Modern chemistry is rubbish. Nat Rev Chem 7, 593–594 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41570-023-00523-9