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The Design for the Environment (DfE) program is one of EPA's premier
partnership programs, working with individual industry sectors to
compare and improve the performance and human health and environmental
risks and costs of existing and alternative products, processes,
and practices. DfE partnership projects promote integrating cleaner, cheaper, and smarter solutions
into everyday business practices.
EPA also supports using "benign by design" principles
in the design, manufacture, and use of chemicals and chemical processesa
concept known as "green chemistry." EPA's Green Chemistry
Program promotes the research, development, and implementation of
innovative chemical technologies that prevent pollution in both
a scientifically sound and cost-effective manner. In addition, EPA's
emerging Green Engineering Program strives to help academia introduce
a "green" philosophy into undergraduate chemical engineering
curricula. The DfE Program works with these and other related
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