Green Chemistry Principles - Renewable Feedstocks | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

Learn the basics about the renewable feedstocks principle of green chemistry, as a part of environmental chemistry. Many plastic products are derived from crude oil, which is a non-renewable resource. It takes millions of years for dead carbon-based living organisms to be compressed by layers and layers of sediment before we get crude oil. Hence there is not an infinite supply of crude oil. The term renewable feedstock refers to raw material derived from natural resources. The usage of renewable feedstock reduces the amount of harmful waste produced from the crude oil refinery and distillation processes. Most printer inks are made from crude-oil derived pigments. Soy-based inks are being developed, which come from a plant and so is a renewable resource. The recycling process of paper products printed with soy-based inks is also considerably more environmentally friendly. When paper products are recycled, the ink on paper needs to be removed first which is difficult with petroleum based inks, but significantly easier to de-ink soy-based inks. JOIN our platform at This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the Fuse School platform and app: Friend us: Click here to see more videos: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us:

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