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Sustainable Feedstock for Plastic Production

Posted on March 30th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

We’ve looked before at the problems of plastic manufacture, and plastic waste in particular. In a report recently published, the European Commission (EC) has made the development of a roadmap for plastics a high priority. Continue reading “Sustainable Feedstock for Plastic Production” »

Design Facilitating Recycling

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Most of us live in a single-use, convenience-focused world. We have disposable clothing, coffee cups and cameras. Packaging is usually built to be thrown away as soon as it has fulfilled its original purpose. Continue reading “Design Facilitating Recycling” »

A European Plan For Sustainability

Posted on February 9th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Just over a year ago, the European Commission (EC) began implementing a plan to modernize the European economy with a focus on sustainable consumption and production. Continue reading “A European Plan For Sustainability” »

Interview: The Effect Of Plastic In Our Oceans

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

After our recent dive into sustainable development and a closer look at the impact our materials choices can have on the world around us, I’ve been talking with Dr Andrew Watts who is part of the CleanSea Project team.  Continue reading “Interview: The Effect Of Plastic In Our Oceans” »