toxic waste | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News
Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

Bottles in a production line for the pharmaceutical industry.

Study brings us one step closer to sustainable pharmaceuticals

On average, the pharmaceutical industry creates 100kg of waste for every 1kg of small-molecule drug synthesized, which creates a lot of toxic waste. Furthermore, nitrogen-containing chemicals called primary amines, which are used in the majority of all pharmaceuticals, are sought after in the Read More...

The subtleties of sage

The subtleties of sage

Alex Lin is fixing old computers - and the planet. | April 2008 issue Alex Lin, a 14-year-old living in ­Westerly, Rhode Island, is like most kids today. He plays sports, hangs out with friends and worries about the future of the Earth. But unlike most teenagers—or people of any age—he’s Read More...