GREENBIZ.COM Article: “Biobased Chemicals: When Green is Toxic”


At Environmental Health Strategy Center, we work for healthy products in a healthy economy. By replacing everyday products made from oil and natural gas with products made primarily from plants, we can cut our carbon footprint and ensure better environmental health.

But is “biobased” always better? Not necessarily. In this article, Executive Director Mike Belliveau explores how even biobased can be toxic if the rules of green chemistry and sustainability aren’t followed.