Chemists Celebrate Earth Week: Building a more sustainable future through paper

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2019 — To highlight the impact paper has had on the world, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is promoting Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) from April 21-27 with the theme “Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper.” CCEW is a global campaign that encourages ACS members and science enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry and the environment in their communities.

Paper is one of Earth’s most common, and most sustainable, materials. Even in today’s digital age, paper remains ubiquitous. Made of natural wood fibers, this material is strong, flexible and sustainable. Through green chemistry processes, paper has become the planet’s most recyclable material.

CCEW is an annual program that unites ACS local sections, student chapters, technical divisions, businesses, schools and individuals in communicating the positive role that chemistry plays in the world.

The program’s activities are organized through ACS local sections and are geared toward elementary and middle school students. Join the celebration anytime at and on social media:

Those interested in participating can visit to see a full listing of CCEW activities, events and resources.

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