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dc.creatorVrvić, Miroslav
dc.creatorMiletić, Srđan
dc.creatorPucarević, Mira
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-17T23:12:26Z
dc.date.available2022-12-17T23:12:26Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5508
dc.description.abstractThe world was hit almost simultaneously by two unplanned for catastrophes: the COVID-19pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Almost overnight everything has stopped (pandemic) and the world has rapidly accelerated (war). In both situations, everything has changed radically, both in everyday life and globally. From the perhaps more banal shortages of nails, screws and beer in Germany, due to the impossibility of deliveries from Ukraine (but from Russia and Belarus, also), to the almost cataclysmic energy crisis, food shortages, rising prices, dismissal of workers and inflation. The lack of critical materials, for which (REEs and Sb) the PRC holds the key in production, recicling and reuse, has stopped the production chains of almost all industries. Helium shortage threatens to shut down many key health instruments (NMR). Both disasters contribute to unimaginable levels of environmental pollution, beyond control. The war, where explosives and new types of issile/rocket fuels, pollute the air, land and water resources to unimaginable proportions, but also protective medical devices are contributing with micro- and nano-plastics. What could happen with regard to contamination of the Black and Azov Seas is hard to imagine, such as in the possible use of chemical weapons. When it comes to life and death, hunger and suffering, destruction and diseases all the lofty goals of humanity, including sustainability and consequently sustainable chemistry, cannot be in focus.For that very reason, never forget the “golden” rules:1. When the prices of nickel and copper on the LME rise, war is on the horizon!2. With the release of frozen prehistoric forms of primitive life forms, as must occur from the melting of permafrost, we should expect more pandemics!The time of easy life in developed countries is behind us and life will be dizzyingly fast with uncertain directions, flexibility and diversification that are almost unpredictable. Luckily, the imagination of chemists is without limits, (primarily due to the chemical common sens and per se sustainable chemical education on universities) which provides optimism, security and sustainability to everyone because: “Chemistry (is) for Life®”.sr
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dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectsustainable chemistrysr
dc.subjectsustainable developmentsr
dc.subjectgreen chemistrysr
dc.titleAre sustainability and sustainable chemistry on the edge?sr
dc.typeconferenceObjectsr
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-NDsr
dc.description.otherPoster presented at: ACS Fall 2022 Conference-Sustainability in a Changing Word, 21/08/2022, Chicago, IL
dc.description.otherAbstract: [https://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/5507]
dc.identifier.rcubhttps://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_cer_5508
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://cer.ihtm.bg.ac.rs/bitstream/id/23237/2022_ACS_Fall_MMVrvic-6.pdf
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