Chemicals & Materials Now!
From basic to specialty, and everything in between
Posted on March 6th, 2017 by Chris Walker 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” »
Posted on February 17th, 2017 by Chris Walker in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Last time we briefly looked at the European Commission’s (EC) recently published roadmap for its Strategy on Plastics under the Circular Economy Initiative. One of the key problems the EC is looking to tackle is the low rate of recycling and reuse of plastics. Continue reading “The Economics of Recycling” »
Posted on June 16th, 2016 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical R&D
For years now, there has been a large, sustained effort to try to reduce the amount of waste that is going into landfills and ending up in oceans around the world. But though there have been incremental improvements in the way we think about reuse and recycling, the fact is that our global consumption problem remains massive. Continue reading “Can the Chemical Industry Transform the Way We Consume?” »
Posted on December 7th, 2015 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical R&D
Green chemistry advances are making human waste recycling accessible in many parts of the world, and diverse projects are emerging to make wastewater containing sewage a profitable asset that promotes sustainability.