The 12 principles of green chemistry:

Monash University, Melbourne Australia; Chemistry Department (2000):

1.  Minimise waste.

2.  Minimise the spread of toxic materials.

3.  Promote non-persistent chemicals in the environment.

4.  Minimise the potential for accidents.

5.  Maximise the percentage of incorporation of materials used into the final product.

6.  Preserve the efficiency of function while reducing toxicity.

7.  Minimise the use of auxilliary substances.

8.  Minimise energy requirements.

9.  Use renewable feedstocks where possible.

10.  Minimise the use of derivaties.

11.  Maximise the use of catalytic processes.

12.  Develop appropriate analytical methodology.