The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has welcomed the final adoption of the revised EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive as a strong foundation on which member states can build towards a circular economy.
Dematerialisation – the reduction of materials in products and services – may become a key tenet in the circular economy. But how do you define it, and how can materials science and industry benefit? Khai Trung Le reports.
With homeowners looking to microgeneration and renewable energy as means of reducing their energy bills, nanomaterial could help to make this more viable. Dr Jennifer Unsworth, Patent Attorney at law firm Withers & Rogers, reports