Individual Legal and Ethical Responsibilities for Environmental Protection

30 November 2011

Chemists need to understand the general principles of environmental law. They also need to be aware of environmental impacts that may arise from their work activities and their use of chemicals. The law places specific duties on organisations and some individuals with regard to the protection of the environment. 

The purpose of this Note is to provide chemists with general information about their legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to environmental protection. 

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Dr Steven Lipworth
Health, Safety and Environment Policy Adviser
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA, UK
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