Dr Surjani Wonorahardjo – Dr Suharti Suharti – Dr I Wayan Dasna | Exploring the Ethics and Environmental Impact of Chemistry
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘From Chemistry Back to Nature, an Ethical Perception of Chemists’, from The 4th International Conference on Mathematics and Science Education (ICoMSE). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0043206
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From its early days, the field of chemistry has been exploring nature at the molecular level. As such, chemistry is also used to explore natural resources and possible ways of exploiting them. As Earth’s environment is now rapidly deteriorating, chemists need to adapt their practices with the aim of contributing to its protection. Dr Surjani Wonorahardjo, Dr Suharti Suharti and Dr I Wayan Dasna, three researchers in Indonesia, have recently conducted a study exploring the ethical and environmental issues associated with current chemistry practices, in the hope to inspire reflection and positive change in the field.
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