Creating a circular economy for plastics will depend on new business models and innovation to transform consumer packaged goods. Here's how that could work
Uncovering practical solutions – and deploying them to work together – will give humanity the best chance of solving problems of like energy consumption and waste.
Fast fashion suits the demand for the growing global middle class for choice and value, but it carries a high environmental price. It's time to start moving to a more sustainable business...
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Food packaging is vital for extending shelf lives and reducing food waste - but it is adding to our plastic crisis. Could new, biodegradeable plant-based materials have the answer?
Only 14% of plastic packaging is recycled globally. Circular packaging solutions are a priority - and they will create value for brands, as these trailblazing examples demonstrate.
The periodic table as we know it has not always been so straight forward. Over the years it has seen some creative (and confusing) adaptations.
Researchers at MIT have found a way to create nanoscale objects of nearly any shape. The system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals.
Researchers have discovered how these minute creatures break down lignin in wood, an important process in creating biofuel.
A chemistry student tackles five of the most common misconceptions about chemistry, and explains how it contributes to everyday life.
Every year six million tonnes of coffee grounds end up in landfill. But coffee waste is a useful resource that could be upcycled for all sorts of purposes - from biofuel to fertilizer.
A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself.
Using a simple 3D printer and a special gel, a company has found a way to produce tissues and organs.
Advances in energy storage will rely on the continuing development of materials science.
A team of researchers have developed a coating that's highly effective at keeping buildings cool - offering an alternative to air conditioning.