Research Group on Green Chemistry

Research Group on Green Chemistry
  The production volume of polymeric materials is the largest because of their lightweight and good availability with reasonable price. Most of used polymers go to waste and the exhaustion of fossil resources which are the feedstock of the polymers is inevitable. Thus, the construction of an advanced resource circulation system which regards the disposal polymers as new resources is strongly requested. For that purpose, it is very important for polymer researchers to interact with the citizens groups and local government promoting various forms of recycling and a wide range of researchers sharing common awareness of the issues. From those points of view, this research group was launched in 2002. We hold a seminar inviting specialists in each field as lecturers, a workshop presenting the up-to-date research results, and an observation-tour of plants which deal with plastic recycling and related technologies every year. We also hold a symposium to survey green chemistry correlated with polymeric materials and technologies. With these activities, our research group supports the members who are interested in construction of the recycling society relevant to polymeric materials and gives the opportunity to exchange information between the members. We welcome all the people who are interested in this field to join our research group.

Nobuhiro Kihara(Kanagawa University)

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